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
A TED Talk posted earlier this month has created a bit of buzz. Daphne Koller discussed what she had learned from forming Coursera and offering online courses free to thousands of people. I recommend spending the 20 minutes to listen to Daphne. Many of her points are not new, but she has framed them in… Read more What I Learned From Daphne Koller
Over the weekend, I started a little project that will last a LOOOONNNNGGGG time. My daughters have given me a scanner so that I might digitally scan some of the 2400+ 35mm slides that are sitting in storage up in the attic. Works great, though it takes 8 minutes to do 4 slides. (You do… Read more DIYU, Probably Not, But Use DIYU Resources, Definitely!
As many of you know, we have spend the past few months preparing for our summer institute. Each summer, our Center for Teaching Excellence runs an intensive week-long institute on teaching with technology. Our theme this summer is teaching online, and in concert with our Provost, we are funding twenty faculty to work with us… Read more Mixed Signals about Online Teaching
My colleagues at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Jeff Nugent and Zach Goodell, have been co-teaching a graduate course this semester here at VCU. Teaching, Learning and Technology in Higher Education (GRAD-602) is designed to provide students in the Preparing Future Faculty Program with an introduction to contemporary instructional practices and exploration of relevant issues… Read more Next Generation Faculty
I was in an interesting exchange today across multiple levels of the web on which I would like to reflect further. It started when my friend Eduardo Peirano tweeted a link to me and two others about an article in the May 29th edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. In “I’ll Never Do It… Read more The Only Thing to Fear
It has been ages since I posted anything here…a combination of end of semester and work in the Center. Part of what has been driving me lately are strategic questions, and I have some for you. For the past two weeks, I have been drafting a white paper on the state of the union regarding… Read more Strategic Thinking and Strategic Resources