Five Trends on Leading LMS Vendor Roadmaps

Top of Mind: Five Trends on Leading LMS Vendor Roadmaps

Three leading learning management system (LMS) vendors hosted user conferences within two weeks of each other last month. Anthology (Blackboard Learn) and D2L (Brightspace) offered in-person and hybrid events, while Instructure (Canvas) maintained the single-day virtual format it introduced at the beginning of the pandemic. The tight timing across the three events allowed for an […]

The Futures of Continuing Education

Top of Mind: The Futures of Continuing Education

Continuing education is experiencing something of a renaissance. In the years immediately preceding the pandemic, continuing education programs were already seeing significant growth as corporate demand for workforce training, certifications, skills development, and specialization increased. Although higher education enrollments experienced significant declines, especially among community colleges, interest in and demand for continuing education did not […]

Pandemic Protocol: Realizations and Innovations at Colby College

Top of Mind Podcast: Realizations and Innovations at Colby College

The COVID-19 Pandemic expedited the timeline for technological modernizations at many institutions. As the fall semester approaches, a new normal is expected. Institutions are reflecting on what they learned and deciding which newly adopted practices to continue. In this episode, Katelyn Ilkani talks with Jason Parkhill, Interim Chief Information Officer at Colby College. Jason shares […]

The Iron Triangle of Ed-Tech

Top of Mind: The Iron Triangle of Ed-Tech

Last week, I had the privilege to participate in a panel discussion at the 23rd International Conference of the SAP Higher Education and Research User Group. Joined by Jose Escamilla (Tecnologico de Monterrey), Malcolm Woodfield (SAP), and moderator Jill Mikros (The Johns Hopkins University), the panel explored the impact of COVID on higher education pedagogy […]

Humanizing Online Learning: Creating a Social Engagement Toolkit

Top of Mind: Humanizing Online Learning

As colleges and universities settle into another semester of remote instruction, many institutions are striving to create a cohesive community experience for students. The commitment to social engagement has manifested in different ways, including the desire to preserve authentic classroom interactions in online learning spaces. In fact, 40 percent of institutions responding to a recent […]