Upcoming Conference

This coming Friday, I will be in Boston to attend the Northeastern College of Professional Studies 2018 Faculty Development Conference.  I have been teaching at Northeastern for 3 years, and enjoy both the classes and the progressive approach to education that is Northeastern.  Given that I live 560 miles south of the campus, I usually… Read more Upcoming Conference

Online Learning Summit 2014

Over the next two days (thanks to a lot of hard work by Joyce Kincannon), VCU will host its third Online Learning Summit.  The Online Learning Summit invites participation from colleges and universities across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and at last count, we expect about two hundred to participate.  The Summit theme of “Connections and… Read more Online Learning Summit 2014

Innovation in Pedagogy Summit

Yesterday, Joyce Kincannon and I traveled up the road to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia for their second annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit. We spend a good deal of our mental energy in our learning center focused on innovation in teaching and learning, and so this was an opportunity to see now another university… Read more Innovation in Pedagogy Summit

SLOAN Online Conference Day One

The 19th Annual SLOAN Consortium International Conference on Online Learning (did you notice…I said NINETEENTH) kicked off today.  Our keynoter this afternoon brought our attention to the fact that SLOAN has been fostering a conversation about online learning for 19 years.  With the Year of the MOOC last year notwithstanding, online learning was not discovered… Read more SLOAN Online Conference Day One

Off to SLOAN

Tomorrow, I fly to Orlando for the 2013 SLOAN-C International Conference on Online Learning.  With my colleague David McLeod of University of Oklahoma, I will be doing a presentation on “Liberating Students: Harnessing the Power of Open Student-Generated Content.”  We will showcase our use of open processes such as WordPress, Protopage, and Google apps to… Read more Off to SLOAN

Group Reflections on OpenVA

My colleagues in the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence spent an hour this morning debriefing our experience at the first OpenVA Conference held October 14-15 at University of Mary Washington‘s Stafford Campus.  Our Jeff Nugent was on the organizing committee for this conference, with strong input from our colleagues at UMW like Jim Groom and… Read more Group Reflections on OpenVA

Where I Am Going Next Week

Next week, Jeff Nugent and I will be attending the 18th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, October 10-12, 2012, at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. This will be the first time I have attended the SLOAN-C conference, so I am looking forward to it.  Jeff and I will… Read more Where I Am Going Next Week