Higher Ed Experts Predictions for 2021

2020 sure was challenging, difficult, unique, interesting (?), and [insert other adjectives here]. Now that we are in a new year, (but are, sadly, still facing similar issues as we were just a few months ago) WCET is curious what higher education practitioners predict for digital learning and higher education in 2021. We are even … Continue reading Higher Ed Experts Predictions for 2021

The Atlantic: The Art of Teaching Writing

An interview with a veteran teacher on how she thinks writing pedagogy works best: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/09/teaching-art-teaching-writing/616045/?utm_source=feed Pretty much in line with what scholarship on this topic says. Confirmation bias serotonin hit aside, pretty good bit of information and advice.

HBCUs vs. PWI: Racial identity and Academic Confidence

Informative piece on the experiences of Black students in HBCUs vs. PWIs. The need for culturally sensitive pedagogy is highlighted. A recent journal article entitled, “Motivational and Judgment Predictors of African American Academic Achievement at PWIs and HBCUs,” suggested that Black student achievement at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) requires additional effort compared to Black student … Continue reading HBCUs vs. PWI: Racial identity and Academic Confidence

Respond Before They Fail – Implementing Our New Alert System

Something easy to use to support students is very important. I hope this thing works out and we can use it ourselves one day. One of my favorite parts of my role here at WCET is learning about technology initiatives at colleges or universities, especially those that are not only helpful for students, but receive … Continue reading Respond Before They Fail – Implementing Our New Alert System

$200,000 Windgate Foundation grant aiding COVID-19 response, efforts at UAPB

Some good news from down south. Support is crucial in times of transition. There is little doubt that higher education has been changed forever in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Operations became particularly challenging when officials at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) were faced with the task of moving employees … Continue reading $200,000 Windgate Foundation grant aiding COVID-19 response, efforts at UAPB