Is Education In Sync?

Thanks to my background in quality, I try to stay current with some of the business blogs in addition to education blogs. One that I like is Guy Kawasaki’s blog, so when he suggested businesses look at Penelope Trunk’s advice, that is worth checking out. Penelope was advising businesses on the best ways to hire… Read more Is Education In Sync?

Blended Opportunities

A post this week by Wes Fryer caught my eye. He said: “I tire of dealing with folks who continue to not only cling to, but vigorously defend the anachronistic, 19th century teaching model of “asynchronous, non-interactive” face-to-face learning.” He had a draft matrix of teaching processes that specified activities as synchronous versus asynchronous and… Read more Blended Opportunities

Our Kids Future(s)

Back on February 14th while I was heading down to eLearning 2008, Will Richardson made an interesting blog post entitled, “What Do We Know About Our Kid’s Future, Really?“. I commented and have followed the ensuing conversation, which now is up to 73 comments. In our office, we have been using wordclouds to look at… Read more Our Kids Future(s)

Unintended Audiences

…and that is not all bad! One month ago, I did a “brown-bag” session here at VCU to introduce faculty and staff to the concept of RSS Feeds and Google Reader. I did a second session for some faculty on our medical campus. All told, I had about 15 people attend between the two campuses.… Read more Unintended Audiences

Why I Do Online…

Day three of the Instructional Technology Council’s eLearning 2008 conference, and we had a good keynote from Patricial McGee this morning. I did my presentation on Social Bookmarking, and attended a session on applying the Baldrige Quality Award to distance learning. I’ll blog more about those later. However, it was the Awards Ceremony at lunch… Read more Why I Do Online…