Online: Trending Now

Unique biweekly insights and news review from Ray Schroeder, Senior Fellow at UPCEA.

Universal Broadband: The Time Has Come

July 2, 2020

In the weeks of COVID-19 isolation, the disparity of access to the internet has become more obvious as school-age children and adult learners have been deprived access to education and livelihoods. It has been suggested that internet access in the 21st century is akin to access to the public utilities of water and electricity. It…

Technology, Truth and Tomorrow

June 18, 2020

In recent weeks America has come to a reckoning over long-unmet societal values on racial justice, equity and commitment to diversity. Why now? What has changed? It was the cruel and seemingly senseless killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, and the accumulation of lives taken before his, that finally jarred most…

After the Pandemic

June 4, 2020

Even as budgets are slashed and enrollments dip, we must strive to emerge from this crisis with more resilient and responsive programs. We have endured the most extraordinary spring semester, and soon summer, in the history of higher education. Remote teaching and learning have been implemented in incredibly short time frames of a few days…

Changing Market for Postsecondary Education

May 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has served to accelerate the changing market for postsecondary education. We know all too well that the current virus pandemic is impacting enrollments in the near term, but this is temporary — the pandemic will pass. It will take months, perhaps even a year or two, but this threat will be behind…

Are You a Victim of Zoom Fatigue?

May 7, 2020

Are you Zooming through your days in discomfort and not liking what you see on the screen? Zoom has become part of the lexicon of our lives. It is the way many of us meet and teach. In a similar way, we use Google Hangouts and other analogous synchronous meeting apps for live classes and…

Home Sweet Home Is Not Office Sweet Office

April 23, 2020

As many of us are still adjusting to working from home, we are coming to realize that the accoutrements of our offices are not readily available to us at home. Many of us have been working from home for some weeks now. It is convenient in many ways; no time lost in commuting, less formal…

Ray Schroeder 2016 Summit for Online Leadership

Ray Schroeder is Professor Emeritus, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and Senior Fellow at UPCEA. Each year, Ray publishes and presents nationally on emerging topics in online and technology-enhanced learning. Ray’s social media publications daily reach more than 12,000 professionals. He is the inaugural recipient of the A. Frank Mayadas Online Leadership Award, recipient of the University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award, the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame Award, and the American Journal of Distance Education/University of Wisconsin Wedemeyer Excellence in Distance Education Award 2016.