Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Deborah Keyek-Franssen, Associate Vice President and Dean of Online and Continuing Education at the University of Utah. We were especially interested in one particular aspect of her work, for which she won a major EDUCAUSE award. She was cited for:
her dynamic and visionary leadership to promote positive relationships between the academy and the IT community and for her research and advocacy in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the IT practice.
Our conversation ranged widely, starting with the possibilities of the post-COVID university. I wanted to share two parts of it here.
First, people shared a great deal of resources, starting with site to help students and faculty succeed with remote/emergency/online learning:
- Changing study habits for online learning (University of Michigan)
- Remote & Online Learning (Oregon State University)
- Remote Learning Resources for Students (University of California-Santa Cruz)
Resources on issues of bias and discrimination within technology:
- Coded Bias, a documentary film. (More from PBS)
- Connecting for Work and Learning: Universal Broadband Access in the United States, a ShapingEDU project.
- “Education before Regulation: Empowering Students to Question Their Data Privacy,” by Autumm Caines and Erin Glass
- the Ethical Ed Tech wiki
- “Inclusive Design and Design Justice: Strategies to Shape Our Classes and Communities,” by Amy Collier
- a Persona Worksheet Assignment, from Mathieu Plourde
- You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism, by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar
Second, I wanted to share the full recording:
Many thanks to dean Keyek-Franssen for being a splendid guest.