Every Learner Everywhere
Online Learning Consortium
Achieving the Dream
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Forging Sustainable Connections: Key Practices and Methods for Ensuring Ubiquitous Access to Quality Education

Innovative practices in digital learning have the propensity to increase engagement and student success, but only when access to the learning environment is equitable and inclusive. This professional learning opportunity offers micro and macro-level strategies for ensuring access to education amidst a landscape of internet connectivity and bandwidth issues, focusing on multimodal approaches to course design and development that center student care, belongingness, empowerment and agency. This workshop will also discuss institutional strategy in creating a technological infrastructure that supports sustainable access to education across diverse, multimodal approaches. Funding models for supporting student access will also be discussed, including leveraging mobile instruction, open educational practices, as well as socioculturally contextualized methods for building inclusive learning spaces for Indigenous, Black, Latino, and poverty-affected students.



  • Core Components
    • Facilitated HyFlex kickoff
    • Facilitated asynchronous workshop
    • Facilitated synchronous participant showcase
  • Optional Components
    • Interactive toolkit
    • Strategic consulting engagement
    • Assessment and recommendations report
    • Community of practice


  • 2-3 week engagement per cohort/section of core components
  • Ongoing access to interactive toolkit
  • Semester long engagement for Community of Practice