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DigiTex Connections – July 2021

Our July edition of DigiTex Connections features information about how to become a course reviewer for the Texas Quality Matters Consortium, a preview of an important resource available through our membership in the State Authorization Network, an exciting announcement about our Associate Director, and more. We hope you enjoy!

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)