The essays in this volume and many other stories from the 2020 global pandemic
illustrate the challenges of urgent horizontal scale in technology mediated instruction. Many say
this experience will serve to accelerate instructional change long underway and perhaps to put
the ultimate spotlight on issues of equity, access and cost. As they look toward the post-COVID
future our authors coalesce around the compelling necessity to develop a stable and
dependable ecosystem of learning technologies enabling the talent resources and expertise to
guide and support faculty, create meaningful learner engagement, and pursue new
opportunities for effective, accessible, affordable higher education.