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Why Universities Should Maintain Hybrid Courses — and Create More

Summary

In this piece, I make a case for why schools should lean into the hybrid and online course infrastructure that they have built during the pandemic. Hybrid and online courses and programs provide schools several advantages:

  1. Increased flexibility, for both long-term and short-term student circumstances
  2. Enhanced residential learning, by incorporating personalized course data, ongoing assessments, and richer media types
  3. Better returns on investments already made, through continued emergency preparedness and differentiated education offerings for price-conscious audiences
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Bringing Our Values to Life

Our values aren’t emblazoned across our walls, etched on mugs, or stitched into T-shirts, but we are working to embed them into our day-to-day interactions. They are purposely phrased as verbs, as actions, so that we can do just that: put them into action. 

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Nonprofit Digital Transformation: Why Learning Science & Community Building Matter

You’re a nonprofit leader ready to grow your organization’s impact. The potential to extend your reach is great. With scaling as an imperative, your digital transformation initiative begins. But how do you ensure your program and your organization are ready? You may not see evidence-based digital learning design as a core component of the answer to that question. But we do. 

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Video: Your Mission Can—and Should—Drive Your Digital Transformation

Digital transformation often begins with your search for the right tool or some ideal platform that will serve all of your needs. How often does it start with a conversation about what those needs actually are?

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Off-the-Shelf or Custom Learning Platform? Six Questions To Help You Decide

Have you ever heard the joke about the IT leader who lost her job because she purchased off-the-shelf software? No? Me neither. How about the one about users hating their job after their company purchased off-the-shelf software? Unfortunately, I’ve heard that one a lot, and it’s not a joke. 

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