Tag: COVID-19

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The “Angels of UND’s TTaDA” – Working Magic in the Face of Adversity

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 10/1/2021 | 0 comments

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Jenny L. Reichart, who is the Faculty Development Specialist and Inclusion Ambassador with the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy (TTaDA) at the University of North Dakota (UND). The TTaDA team was selected as a WOW recipient this year due to their innovative […]

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“I’m Sick with COVID – but I’ll Get Caught up this Week” – Supporting Students Through a Pandemic with CTU Messenger

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/28/2021 | 0 comments

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Connie Johnson and Ellise Farber, both from Colorado Technical University, who were nominated this year for the Messenger app via CTU Mobile, which provided real time communication opportunities and help to struggling students. Frontiers is currently hosting our annual blog post series […]

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A Network Rooted in Quality & Innovation

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/23/2021 | 0 comments

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Melissa Vito and Claudia Arcolin, both from The University of Texas at San Antonio who shared the following post about UTSA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their “non-negotiable objective” was to “continue to innovate and deliver a high-quality education despite the unprecedented […]

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Lessons Learned Providing Instructional Design and Technology Support at the Onset of COVID-19

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/22/2021 | 0 comments

Welcome to our continued celebration of 2021 WOW awardees! We’re joined today by Alicia Montgomery Dunlap and Aimee Greene both from the University of Louisville, who wrote the following post about the outstanding work from the staff with Louisville’s Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Alicia and Aimee share several lessons learned from the remote […]

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Don’t Lick Any Doorknobs and Roll Tide – Virtual Bama Bound and Shifting Operations

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/14/2021 | 0 comments

Today we continue our celebration of 2021 WOW awardees with a post from Rachel S. Thompson, Director, Center for Instructional Technology Office of Information Technology with The University of Alabama. When the higher education world moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama’s ITAS and CIT teams collaborated to shift their student orientation online, and […]

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From -A to -S: One University’s approach to designing audience-minded, context-driven online course development frameworks

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 9/1/2021 | 0 comments

Today we begin one of my favorite parts of the year – and no, it’s not pumpkin spice season (although that is up there…), it’s WOW celebration season! For the next several weeks, WCET Frontiers will feature blog post authors from our 2021 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award Winners. This year we took a slightly […]

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“Show me the money”: Proposed federal investments in postsecondary education

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 4/16/2021 | 0 comments

During the 2020 presidential campaign, then candidate Joe Biden released a sweeping higher education platform that, in addition to free community college, included calls for increased federal investment in minority serving institutions (MSIs), doubling the Pell grant, and increasing workforce education and apprenticeship programs. Although direct institutional and student aid were included in the most […]


“What is Past is Prologue”: Reading Thelin During a Pandemic

Published by: Lindsey Downs | 3/19/2021 | 0 comments

Recently, Josh Kim in his Inside Higher Education blog, Learning Innovation, suggested that any discussion of the future of higher education should be informed by an understanding of the past. The solution, according to Kim, is reading John R. Thelin’s seminal A History of American Higher Education, 3rd edition. As a historian I have long […]


Engage the Expert Network with Every Learner Everywhere

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/19/2021 | 0 comments

Providing and supporting education today requires instructors and practitioners to be highly knowledgeable, flexible, and adaptable, and to have a whole toolbox full of technology and teaching related skills. This is especially true now that they are teaching or supporting teaching in remote, online, or blended environments. These challenges are why I’m so thrilled about […]


Hopes for 2021

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 2/12/2021 | 1 comments

2020 sure was challenging, difficult, unique, interesting (?), and [insert other adjectives here]. As we said last week, we’re in a new year, but are, sadly, still facing similar issues as we were just a few months ago. But who knows, maybe 2021 will bring us some positives. We asked several of our friends and […]


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