Digital transformation (Dx) is a term that appears everywhere these days, especially as changes to the social, economic, technological, and demographic landscapes are accelerating. An intentional and strategic approach to Dx can create resiliency, flexibility, and relevance for higher education institutions as they face increasingly difficult challenges.
With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education with positions in areas such as academic advising, learning assistance, curriculum design and competency-based education, Dr. Kathe Pelletier currently holds the role of Director, Teaching and Learning Program with EDUCAUSE. She brings an expertise for combining traditional higher education best practice with innovative delivery models. She has been recognized by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction for starting and scaling the first online Supplemental Instruction programs and by the Online Learning Consortium for a hybrid framework that creates a structure for creativity yet insures consistency and quality in hybrid program and course delivery. Through her career, Kathe has accomplished such things as building an online student success center from scratch, establishing a competency-based curriculum model that became an anchor for a self-paced CBE program, developing and launching a holistic assessment and outreach system that delivered personalized resource recommendations to incoming students, and optimizing a faculty community of practice that was not only engaging and satisfying to the faculty participants but also increased student learning outcomes and success metrics.
Students speak about their academic experiences during the pandemic and how their institutions helped or hindered them along the way.
What are some of the techniques and tools being used to engage students? A variety of instructors and technologists discuss their approaches to keeping students invested in their courses.