Inquiring into CoI

With my colleagues at the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence, we have challenged ourselves this Fall to dedicate time each week to exploring a learning framework that has informed our work for years – the Community of Inquiry Framework.  Or as Bud Deihl so eloquently stated, we are starting a Community of Inquiry about the… Read more Inquiring into CoI

Developing Future Faculty

I joined Jeff Nugent and David McLeod for a final podcast for this Spring’s GRAD-602 class.  For the past 15 weeks, we explored “Teaching, Learning and Technology” with our VCU Preparing Future Faculty students.  We comment today on our perceptions about this class and the future they face in higher education. Give a listen!  … Read more Developing Future Faculty

Our First Session at the NMC Horizon Retreat

I’ll reflect more tomorrow…but this evening was fascinating.  Malcolm Brown of Educause was our initial thought leader, and in 6 minutes, he suggested we look at the Horizon Report as a process of design thinking, working on “wicked problems.”.  David Sibbet then facilitated our initial session trying to capture some hindsights about the Horizon Project… Read more Our First Session at the NMC Horizon Retreat

Sorta Like the Sky

My wife was shopping at Jo-Ann‘s Fabrics this afternoon, which meant I was across the street with a cup of coffee and my Nook ereader.  I have just started Larry Rosen’s 2010 book Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn. So far, I am only up through Chapter 2, but I came across… Read more Sorta Like the Sky

Learning Swarms?

Wired Magazine in the August issue has a cute article discussing the future that never happened.  When I was growing up, I watched the Jetsons and Johnny Quest every week, but the cold reality is that my flying car and jet packs just have not materialized.  But while that is true, the world has changed… Read more Learning Swarms?