digital in the classroom

Making the Digital Leap Simple Institution-Wide: Community College Leadership Speak Out

While the affordability issue in higher education is nothing new, it is often considered a problem exclusive to four-year institutions. According to recent studies however, this is not the case. More than half of all community colleges in the U.S. are reportedly too expensive for low-income students. What’s even more surprising? Around 70% of respondents to a survey conducted by the Hope Center for College Community and Justice at Temple University experienced food insecurity, housing insecurity or homelessness in the previous year. Knowing this, it’s not surprising that textbook and course material costs Read More…


Holy High-Tech: One Instructor’s Journey Through Digital Evaluation

I’d love to sit here and tell you that getting here today was easy. That it all fell into place without much effort. That I was able to take a backseat and watch it all happen before my eyes. It wouldn’t be the truth, though. As is the case with most instances of success, achieving it takes time and work. You’ve seen some of the digital options available to educators. Today, there are too many to count and far too many to test, pilot, or sit through a demo of. Plus, there are many factors to consider when evaluating Read More…


Part Four: Bring Digital Humanities to Your Classroom

Digital humanities—a phrase that’s been floating around academic blogs, conferences and publications for at least the last decade, if not longer. But incorporating digital into our classrooms to benefit our students can be tricky. Technology at times fails to work during key moments of a class—or the new digital platform that promises better learning outcomes just leads to frustration and confusion for instructors and students. However, as many of our study fields date back to before the advent of the printing press, we’re uniquely positioned to show our students the value of technologies while likewise modeling when a Read More…