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…

Worst Practices

It is day two at the ITC eLearning 2008 conference, and this morning we heard a very engaging presentation by Myk Garn, Associate Vice President for eLearning/Executive Director of the Kentucky Virtual Campus. Myk started the session by noting that conferences in general are filled with presentations on “best practices” but most learning occurs from… Read more Worst Practices

E-Learning Myths

I am down in St Petersburg for the eLearning 2008 Conference, hosted by the Instructional Technology Council, celebrating their 30th year supporting the American Association of Community Colleges. If you have not guessed from my previous posts, I love working with my colleagues in the Center for Teaching Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.… Read more E-Learning Myths

Building Engagement Online

The latest issue of Innovate ezine contains an interesting article by Pu-Shih Chen, Robert Gonyea, and George Kuh entitled, “Learning at a Distance: Engaged or Not?”  My first thought on reviewing it was that this was yet another “no significant difference” study…but I was wrong.  While noting initially that many senior academic officers expressed the… Read more Building Engagement Online