Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The WBSI Adventure in Online Education

by Heather Walker, Senior Administrative Assistant, DigiTex What elements comprise the digital learning experience? For most of us, the answer would include a learning management system such as Blackboard, Canvas, or Moodle; videos, podcasts, and other media; discussion rooms; and electronically submitted assignments, among other components. Now imagine attempting to conduct an online class without … Continue reading Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The WBSI Adventure in Online Education

Surviving the Pandemic: Resiliency in the Face of Continued Uncertainty

by Ursula Pike, Associate Director, DigiTex In May, four educators at DigiTex member institutions shared the ways they were coping with the first months of the pandemic. The resulting blog post, “Meeting Change And Challenge With Compassion And Resilience,” highlighted the need to support faculty at our higher education institutions in the face of the … Continue reading Surviving the Pandemic: Resiliency in the Face of Continued Uncertainty

Levels of Mediated Aliveness, Mozilla Hubs, and 1984 – Part Two

by Todd Ellis, Director of Teaching and Learning, Grayson College This post is the second in a two-part series and is, in part, a response to last month’s post, “Ready Player One, Hamilton, and Me: ‘Liveness,’ Mediated Communication, and Building Relationships in a Virtual World” by DigiTex Executive Director Judith Sebesta. I recently “attended” my first virtual play. North Central Texas College … Continue reading Levels of Mediated Aliveness, Mozilla Hubs, and 1984 – Part Two