Past Events

Missed an event? See the archive for resources.

Technology-Enabled Alternative Assessment: What It Looks Like and How to Bring It to Your Institution

April 14th, 2021
WCET and University of Toronto’s Advanced Learning Technologies Lab bring Professor Steve Joordens who will demonstrate how peerScholar manages alternative assessment across a range of pedagogical contexts including group work.

A WCET Closer Conversation: Mentoring Women in Digital Learning

March 26th, 2021
Mentoring is essential to our growth as leaders and professionals. How can we leverage the WCET community to create connections and support women in higher education digital learning to grow and thrive?

Alternative Assessments in Digital Learning in Higher Education: Global Perspectives

March 23rd, 2021
Alternative assessments can reduce privacy and security concerns and showcase student’s competencies and proficiency. WCET’s panelists bring their global perspectives to this discussion on effective use of alternative assessments.

Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Digital Learning Outcomes

February 18th, 2021
As we look ahead to a post-pandemic world where digital education will be even more prevalent, what opportunities did the pandemic provide, and what lessons have we learned? How can we ensure high-quality online learning that improves access and attainment, and how do we ensure students, staff, and professors are equipped to thrive?

The 60 Year Degree: Learning without Boundaries

January 21st, 2021
The boundaries of learning and earning are intersecting in increasingly complex ways. The “traditional” approach – prescriptive pathways of degree attainment, followed by a long career – can no longer be the norm in a dynamic and rapidly changing social and economic landscape. Many of the jobs degree-seeking students will have do not even exist – and the current model too often locks out the students who stand to gain the most from higher education’s democratic promise.

New Year, New NCOER Initiative (National Consortium for Open Educational Resources)

January 14th, 2021
State leaders, postsecondary education institutions, and education leaders are working across state lines to promote the adoption of open educational resources (OER) to help millions of students access high-quality learning materials that are free to use, customize, and share.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Digital Learning

December 9th, 2020
​ Educational opportunity and economic success are intertwined and a college degree enables students to accomplish their career goals and aspirations. Yet, as a society, we must confront the fact that a high-quality education was long unjustly denied to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students, low-income students, and first-generation students. ​

Digital Learning Regulatory Outlook: The Impact of the Pandemic and Elections

December 3rd, 2020
Resources: - Webcast Slides. - YouTube Recording of Webcast.

OER Challenges and Opportunities

September 24th, 2020
Resources: - Webcast Slides.

Narrowing the Digital Divide: Pragmatic and Student-Centered Approaches

September 15th, 2020
Resources: - Webcast Slides.