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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

Open Texas 2021 Reflections

by Ursula Pike, Associate Director, DigiTex On March 11 and 12, DigiTex joined with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Digital Library to co-organize Open Texas 2021. The University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College, and the Houston Area OER Consortium hosted the event. The conference was free and open to anyone interested in … Continue reading Open Texas 2021 Reflections

Important Events in the History of Digital Higher Education: The Andrew Project at Carnegie Mellon University

Groundbreaking though it was, the communication potential that was exhibited by ARPANET was constrained by the prohibitive expense of computers as well as their relatively limited functionality at the time. It wasn’t until October 1981, when President Richard Cyert of Carnegie Mellon University created a project task force to study the future of computing at the university, that networked computing began to enter a new phase.