Free Webcast: Preparing Professors for a More Digital World – Sep 14
Posted by Inside Higher Ed on August 30, 2022
The digital age has fully taken hold in our society, and higher education — while it lags other sectors of the economy such as retail and entertainment — has entered it, too. It was true before COVID-19 forced the entire enterprise to migrate off physical campuses, but the pandemic obliterated any doubts about where the academy was headed.
Digital innovation in higher education cannot occur without faculty support and participation; history is littered with examples of top-down initiatives that have failed without it. Yet college and university leaders and other proponents of technological innovation are increasingly realizing that they cannot reasonably expect instructors to add digital expertise to their repertoires without significant preparation, training and support.
This webcast will feature Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, who will discuss news and opinion articles featured in the newly-released compilation, “Preparing Professors for a More Digital World,” which examines the current landscape for digital innovation in higher education and the faculty role in enabling it. Topics that will be further explored in the webcast include:
- Faculty and student perspectives on technology’s role in learning
- New initiatives aimed at strengthening faculty preparation for new modes of teaching
- Advice for campus leaders about best practices
Date and Time: September 14, 2022, 2:00 PM
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