Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: Course Sharing through Mind Extension University

by Heather Walker, Program Coordinator, DigiTex In 1998, the Virtual College of Texas (VCT) was established to facilitate digital course sharing in the state of Texas, with the goal of allowing students across the state to access the courses that they needed to complete their educations. Today as the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas, … Continue reading Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: Course Sharing through Mind Extension University

The Digital Divide and H.B. 5 (or Hank, and the “Tail” of No Broadband)

by Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, DigiTex One of the most significant barriers to digital education is the “digital divide”: lack of access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet and adequate devices to capitalize on that access. Primary, secondary, and postsecondary students alike have been affected by this divide, its negative impact on underserved and rural … Continue reading The Digital Divide and H.B. 5 (or Hank, and the “Tail” of No Broadband)

Webinar: Leading Online Learning in a Landscape of Unpredictability

Please join us for the eighth FREE webinar in our series Hot Topics in Texas Digital Higher Education, coming up on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 2:00 PM CDT. We will have a lively and frank roundtable discussion with four distinguished leaders at community colleges across Texas as they reflect on the challenges, opportunities, and … Continue reading Webinar: Leading Online Learning in a Landscape of Unpredictability

Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: MIT’s Project Athena & Integrated Computing

by Heather Walker, Program Coordinator, DigiTex Imagine a college classroom stripped of technology: no instructor or student computers, no projector, no PowerPoint slides for lectures, no Blackboard or Canvas for the dissemination of assignments and tracking of grades. Pretty difficult, isn’t it? In the 25+ years since technology started to become a fixture in the … Continue reading Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: MIT’s Project Athena & Integrated Computing