Michael Sano

Can Online Programs and Digital Tools Help Students Spend Less Money? #DLNchat

Even when tuition is free, attending college can be expensive. Many students need to cover the cost of housing, food and family care in addition to their educational expenses. Can online learning and digital tools help learners save money? On Tuesday, June 12 the #DLNchat community got together to dive into how improving digital learning could help institutions pass along savings to students, and how technology might also help reduce indirect costs for college attendance.

Professional Development Planning for Summer 2018 and Beyond #DLNchat

What makes a professional development experience valuable? How can we build meaningful personal learning networks? What’s the right balance of planning and serendipitous discovery when it comes to professional learning? On Tuesday, May 22 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate professional development reflections, insights and plans for Summer 2018 and beyond.

How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design? #DLNchat

Can proactive instructional design eliminate barriers to access for learners? Will artificial intelligence play a role in improving accessibility? How can institutions create a culture of collaboration to support universal design? On Tuesday, May 8 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can We Improve Accessibility Through Instructional Design?

How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? #DLNchat

Do exams still serve a purpose? Could tests be replaced by project-based work? How do we move beyond grades to more meaningful demonstrations of learning? On Tuesday, April 24 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning?

#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? The conversation was guided by special guest Dhawal Shah, founder of Class Central.

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#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

Do anthropomorphized forms of artificial intelligence serve students better than hidden bots? Will students receive AI-manifested messages through wearable devices in the future? How do we create frameworks for the ethical creation of artificial intelligence?

#DLNchat: How Can Video Best Support Learning and Instruction?

With smartphone cameras in so many pockets, for many of us, creating videos has become as common as watching them. But not everyone has the same access to streaming or producing video content. So when we bring video into the learning process, how can we best utilize it to support learning and instruction for all?

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace?

#DLNchat: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

Higher education is joining the blockchain party, even if its entrance is, let’s say, incremental. On Tuesday, February 13 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

#DLNchat: How Will Net Neutrality Changes Affect Higher Education?

Is the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality the beginning of a new era of net discrimination? That was the question underlying much of our #DLNchat on Tuesday, January 23 when we asked How Will Net Neutrality Changes Affect Higher Ed? There was wide agreement that upcoming changes to net neutrality open the doors to potential discrimination of internet access. The consensus was that those who are most vulnerable are students, particularly those who may already have limited access to higher education.

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