About Higher Education: Helping Faculty Navigate Top Challenges In This New Blending Learning Environment

Over the past two years, higher education institutions have evolved their strategies to incorporate hybrid teaching and learning to accommodate the major issues highlighted from students who experienced a learning gap due to COVID. While everything is being evaluated, from student engagement and accessibility to course design and technology needed, The Higher Education: Helping Faculty Navigate Top Challenges in this New Blending Learning World will guide attendees on how to prepare, teach, and bridge the gap between online and in-person learning and teaching. 

AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE

1:00PM-1:55PM

Keynote: Successfully Engaging Students Across All Learning Platforms

1:55PM-2:05PM

Break

2:05PM-2:35PM

Student Preparedness: Bridging the Learning Gap in 2022

2:35PM-2:50PM

Break

2:50PM-3:20PM

Course Design: Hybrid & Asynchronous Learning Best Practices

3:20PM-3:35PM

Break

3:35PM-4:05PM

Digital Tools: Faculty Case Studies And Sharing Successful Deployments

4:05PM-4:30PM

Open Discussin: Zoom Roundtable

1:00PM-1:55PM ET:


KEYNOTE: SUCCESSFULLY ENGAGING STUDENTS ACROSS ALL LEARNING PLATFORMS

For the past two years colleges and universities have been forced to embrace new ways of teaching. Some have decided to go fully remote, others have gone back to full in-person instruction, and yet others have incorporated a blended or hybrid learning approach. Regardless of the model, the core challenge has and still is student engagement. This keynote session will highlight some of the more successful student engagement strategies and technologies regardless of the learning environment.

2:05PM-2:35PM ET:

STUDENT PREPAREDNESS: BRIDGING THE LEARNING GAP IN 2022

Colleges and universities are finding that their incoming freshman are not as prepared for the rigorous coursework required when compared with pre-COVID entrants. Many studies point to a widening learning gap from high school to college due to the pandemic and its effect on teaching environments. This session will focus on how colleges and universities can better acclimate incoming students to make up for lack of preparation they may have experienced. 

2:50PM-3:20ET:

COURSE DESIGN: HYBRID & ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING BEST PRACTICES

Due the changes in the last two years, higher education institutions have had to take a closer look at their course design to incorporate hybrid and asynchronous components successfully. Many have had to bring in course design experts to work with faculty to best utilize the tools and strategies at their disposal to better engage students in the new blended learning environment. This session will explore those strategies and techniques that have proven results in a hybrid learning environment.

3:35PM-4:05PM

DIGITAL TOOLS: FACULTY CASE STUDIES AND SHARING SUCCESSFUL DEPLOYMENTS

Higher education instructors have had to embrace new digital tools to ensure their students have accessibility to materials, are engaged and retaining the information and are assessed fairly. This has been an enormous challenge and those faculty that have incorporated certain digital tools have found success. This session will showcase some of the more innovative tools instructors have used to ensure accessibility, engagement and fair course assessment.

4:05PM-4:30PM

OPEN DISCUSSION: ZOOM ROUNDTABLE