[BITS Recording - 8/23/2018] Back-to-School Guide for Online Learning and Beyond

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Higher education is going through a significant transition period. Teaching and learning are taking place in a setting that is based on models where instructors and institutions use educational technology to administer education rather than facilitate the effective delivery of teaching and learning resources, and a fluid learning environment. In this presentation, we will discuss the characteristics and preferences of  students, and propose a strategic guide for  education -- and e-learning in general -- as we address the needs of the new "traditional" learner in the 21st century.

You will learn:

  • characteristics and preferences of  students
  • significant trends and implications in  education
  • how Blackboard aligns with challenges faced in  education in the 21st century



The specified item was not found., Client Success Advocate, Blackboard

Edgar has over 17 years of experience in the development and implementation of  education fulfilling different roles that ranged from LMS Administrator to Director of  Education. These roles and experience have given Edgar the opportunity to become a passionate sponsor of educational technology to improve teaching and learning in higher education.


Rita Vela, Client Success Advocate, Blackboard

Rita has 16 years of experience in the e-learning industry with a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology.  She has extensive experience with the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of , hybrid and web-augmented courses in a higher education setting. With a comprehensive knowledge in the foundations of quality assurance, and best practices she has provided support of  education through instructional technologies.