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The Campus Technology Insider podcast explores current trends and issues impacting technology leaders in higher education. Listen in as Executive Editor Rhea Kelly chats with ed tech experts and practitioners about their work, ideas and experiences.

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The Campus Technology Insider podcast explores current trends and issues impacting technology leaders in higher education. Listen in as Executive Editor Rhea Kelly chats with ed tech experts and practitioners about their work, ideas and experiences.

    Putting Community Engagement at the Center of Online Learning

    Putting Community Engagement at the Center of Online Learning

    What would a learning management system centered on culture and community look like? The United Negro College Fund hopes to answer that question with HBCUv, a new learning platform that aims to reshape the future of online education for historically Black colleges and universities. The organization has partnered with consultancy Deloitte Digital on the project, with the goal of providing best-in-class remote learning, community engagement and career pathways to students seeking an HBCU education. We spoke with Ed Smith-Lewis, VP of strategic partnerships and institutional programs at UNCF, and Nathan Young, head of strategy for Ethos at Deloitte Digital, about bringing the HBCU experience to an online environment, the defining characteristics of HBCUv and the equity-centered design process behind their work.
    Resource links:
    UNCF Building Shared Online Education Platform for HBCUs, with Focus on Culture and Community HCBUv Music: Mixkit
    Duration: 37 minutes
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    • 37 min
    What Southern New Hampshire University Does to Engage a Remote Workforce

    What Southern New Hampshire University Does to Engage a Remote Workforce

    Southern New Hampshire University is well known for innovation in online learning, so it may surprise you to learn that prior to the pandemic, the institution had less than 100 employees working remotely, and had only just begun building out its remote work policies. Employee culture was largely reliant on working in a face-to-face environment. But in March 2020, the abrupt shift to fully remote work required a new approach to employee engagement. We spoke with Jennifer LaFountain, director of employee experience at SNHU, about how the institution is developing a culture that allows employees to feel connected no matter where they are located.
    Resource links:
    Southern New Hampshire University Music: Mixkit
    Duration: 34 minutes
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    • 34 min
    How an Escape Room Is Building Students’ Digital Skills at Northampton Community College

    How an Escape Room Is Building Students’ Digital Skills at Northampton Community College

    Northampton Community College in Pennsylvania recently won an Instructional Technology Council award for excellence in e-learning, recognizing its Smart Apartment Learning Lab: a combination escape room and technology sandbox in which students can learn about the tech we take for granted in our everyday lives. Picture a homey space in which the walls literally have eyes — or rather cameras and other sensors, integrated into seemingly innocuous objects like picture frames, the refrigerator or even a robotic cat. We spoke with Beth Ritter-Guth, associate dean of online learning and educational technology at the college, to find out how the Learning Lab is engaging students, building digital literacy and providing valuable training in the job skills of the future.
    Resource links:
    Instructional Technology Council 2021 Awards for Excellence in eLearning Smart Apartment Learning Lab virtual tour Adding Escape Rooms to Your Online Course Contact Beth Ritter-Guth Music: Mixkit
    Duration: 30 minutes
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    • 29 min
    Trends to Watch in 2022: Takeaways from the Horizon Report

    Trends to Watch in 2022: Takeaways from the Horizon Report

    One of the takeaways from this year’s Educause Horizon Report is that there’s likely no such thing as a return to normal: Many of the changes that higher education has undergone over the past couple of years are here to stay. At the same time, the trends, technologies and practices impacting teaching and learning have developed more depth, more nuance. For example, while hybrid learning was addressed broadly in last year’s report, this year the report drilled down into important facets such as hybrid learning spaces and professional development for hybrid teaching. To delve into the details of what’s on the horizon for higher ed in 2022, we spoke with Kathe Pelletier, director of Educause’s Teaching and Learning Program and co-author of the report.
    Resource links:
    2022 Educause Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition Educause Showcase: The Digital versus Brick-and-Mortar Balancing Game Campus Technology Leadership Summit: Building a Digital Transformation Strategy Music: Mixkit
    Duration: 39 minutes
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    • 38 min
    From Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design: Understanding the Whole Student

    From Instructional Design to Learning Experience Design: Understanding the Whole Student

    These days, we hear a lot about the “new normal” in higher education. Remote and hybrid learning is here to stay, offering students more flexibility in their learning journeys. But what if the new normal is not enough? It’s time to go beyond the new normal and consider the “new possible” — how to put together the best of face-to-face, online and hybrid to create powerful learning experiences based on a deep understanding of the whole student. We spoke to Mark Milliron, senior vice president of Western Governors University and executive dean of the Teachers College, and Kim Round, academic programs director and associate dean of the Teachers College, about their vision for reimagining education and why learning experience design is essential to student success. Resource links:
    A Time for Learning Experience Designers Western Governors University Master of Science in Learning Experience Design and Educational Technology Music: Mixkit
    Duration: 36 minutes
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    • 35 min
    Bonus: Building a Culture of Innovation

    Bonus: Building a Culture of Innovation

    Digital transformation is not just about implementing new technologies — it’s also about people and the ability to embrace change. In fact, you might say that’s the hardest part: Culture is often cited as one of the biggest barriers to digital transformation in higher ed. In February, our Campus Technology Leadership Summit tackled that very topic with a wonderful panel discussion on building innovation into the culture of a university. We spoke with Christine Whitney Sanchez, chief culture officer for the University Technology Office at Arizona State University, and Chris Dellarocas, associate provost of Digital Learning & Innovation at Boston University, about how they are working to transform institutional culture, incubate new ideas, support collaboration and experimentation, and more. Here’s that conversation.
    Resource links:
    Campus Technology Leadership Summit Boston University Digital Learning & Innovation Arizona State University, University Technology Office’s Conscious Collaborative Culture Music: Mixkit
    Duration: 44 minutes
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    • 43 min

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