In January of 2020, shortly after I joined DigiTex and right before the COVID pandemic began, I registered to take a Continuing Education course in basic Accounting and Bookkeeping. The course was meant to help me dust off the accounting skills that I had learned many years ago in my high school bookkeeping course so … Continue reading Weighing the Pros & Cons of Inclusive Access
By Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, and Ursula Pike, Associate DIrector, DigiTex Last summer, we had the privilege of participating in a Reading Club hosted by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. Organized by the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee of CCCOER, for which Ursula serves as Co-Chair, the virtual club met bi-weekly … Continue reading How a Book Club Inspired New DigiTex Equity Statements
By Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, DigiTex Knowledge should be free. --Kaushik Sinha The price of college textbooks has skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Two-thirds of college students say that they’ve delayed buying a textbook because it was too expensive—even though 90% of those students worry that not having the textbook will affect their … Continue reading Introducing InclusiveAccess.org
by Beatrice Canales, MLS, Academic Unit Assistant, MESSH-Early Childhood Studies, San Antonio College “Show me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” --Confucian philosopher, Xun Kuang Professional development in open education leadership can start from necessity and never ends since the field is always changing. The ability to appreciate … Continue reading An Academic Staff’s Journey to Open Education Leadership
Happy Monday, DigiTexans! Those of you who have been following our blog post series, Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education, might be interested in our newest publication, a compilation of all five posts in this series. You can access this publication here, or by clicking on the image to the right.