A group of students study together in a classroom setting. A computer monitor displays information about accessibility.
Newsletter | February 2024
Accessibility standards can be tough to spot for the non-disabled layperson if they don’t use screen readers or other assistive technology.

So what should faculty look for?
Positive, multiethnic students using a laptop for studies outdoors.
Newsletter | January 2024
Digital learning tools are not limited to the courseware used for online courses but include technologies that can enable active learning, according to Jennifer Qian, Professor of Professional Practice in the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education at Louisiana State University.
Headshot photo of Product Advisory Board member Ayla Moore.
Newsletter | December 2023
As a Senior Instructional Designer and Faculty Development Specialist at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, Ayla Moore cares about two things — supporting students’ success and supporting the faculty who teach them.
Two women and a man review colorful sticky notes stuck to a glass window.
Newsletter | November 2023
A few years ago, inspired by what she learned participating in the EDUCAUSE Data Literacy Institute, Tanya Brown began to dig into the data from the student success platform she administers for Arapahoe Community College.
Two college students are studying beside the stairs.
Newsletter | October 2023
Selecting and implementing courseware is challenging for faculty, campus leaders, instructional designers, and IT professionals, and it requires attention from all parts of an institution. Looking at successful adaptive courseware implementations can be a useful way to address and anticipate some of those challenges.
A Black woman IT professional uses a laptop in a data center hallway.
Newsletter | September 2023
Courseware offers potential benefits such as flexibility and convenience, support for remote and hybrid learning, and cost savings. But one challenge for faculty selecting courseware is that the terms “adaptive learning” and “adaptive courseware” are often used in ways that are confusing or misleading.
A Black woman takes notes in a notebook in front of a computer.
Newsletter | August 2023
Instructional designers can serve as valuable partners to implement new courses. Yet in many higher education institutions, the collaboration between faculty and instructional designers is not prioritized. Instructional designers are often treated as the “tech support desk” for courseware and other new digital learning technologies instead of as an integral part of course planning.