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In 2014, 28% of students took a distance course, with the majority of those (67%) attending public institutions and 35% at public two-year institutions. While online learning promises to improve access, it often seems incompatible with high-impact practices (HIPs) that benefit low income and underserved students. Panelists, drawing on personal experience teaching online and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Online Humanities Consortia, Open Learning: A Connectivist MOOC for Faculty Collaboratives in the state of Virginia, and Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments, will discuss opportunities and strategies for HIPs, including writing-intensive courses, collaborative assignments, undergraduate research, diversity/global learning, service learning, and capstone courses, in an online setting. Small groups will explore models, discuss challenges of implementation, and consider institutional strategies to address those challenges.
Rebecca Davis, Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edward’s University; Steve Greenlaw, Professor of Economics, University of Mary Washington; Gretchen McKay, Chair of the Department of Art and Art History, McDaniel College