Impact of COVID-19 on Technology
Presented by Host: Debi McDonald, Co-Chair, BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable | Moderator: Parke Rhoads, Education Technology Expert, Vantage Technology (BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable committee) | Panelists: Gary David, Professor of Information Design & Corporate Communication, Bentley University; Linda Jerrett, Director of Learning & Event Technology Services, Boston University
This is the second in a series of webinars, “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus,” jointly sponsored by SCUP’s North Atlantic Region, BSA, and their BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable focused on the impact of COVID-19 on campuses.
Panelists Gary David, Bentley University, and Linda Jerrett, Boston University, shared what their campuses are currently doing to not only accommodate students and faculty, but plan for the fall and the future of education technology. They described their approaches to decision making during this time when information is limited and the variables are unknown. This session was moderated by Parke Rhoads, a principal with Vantage Technology Consulting Group, who is an expert in strategic campus technology and is currently working with many higher education institutions during this ‘new normal’.
Recorded June 9, 2020.
- The difference between Emergency Response Teaching and appropriate planned re-entry teaching. A loss of norms = a chance for a new normal to emerge.
- Identify strategies and skill development needed in upgrading existing technology to accommodate remote learning.
- Compare and contrast opportunities and challenges for campus reopening and what that means for classroom and campus technology.
- Discuss strategies for technology response teams and approaches to address the new way of life and learning on and off campus including specific support and moderation for remote student audiences.