Next week along with my colleague Jeff Nugent, I am leading our second learning path session on online teaching, looking at the evolution of elearning. Borrowing a page from Brian Lamb, I plan to take the participants on a bit of a historical journey. Mankind first formed social groups about 200,000 years ago Mankind became… Read more 30 Day Challenge – Day 10 – Linear or Exponential
May is always a crazy time here in the Center, and this has been a busy week leading up to two more busy weeks. On Monday, our Center of Teaching Excellence hosted our first Online Learning Summit. Yesterday, several of us did a road trip to Fredericksburg for University of Mary Washington‘s 17th Faculty Academy. … Read more A Summit and Academy
I have no real idea … just some notions, but I am lucky enough to be attending a neat retreat focused on just this question. I am attending a retreat hosted by the New Media Consortium, which publishes the Horizon Report annually. With well over one million downloads and 27 translations in the past ten… Read more What is the Future of Education?
I have not blogged in three months…partly from not having the muse to do so, and partly because I have been so darn busy. But given the interesting things I have been involved in lately, I have been meaning to do some reflection … and now is as good a time as any…and of course,… Read more Pretty Good Looking Camel
I am heading out for a couple of weeks vacation, but I wanted to try and capture some thoughts about the summer institute our team at the CTE completed on Friday. My last two posts focused on the first two days. The further we got into the week, the less energy I had at day’s… Read more Teaching Online (Versus Online Teaching)
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
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
The delivery of courses online is nearly as old as the web itself, but as with any innovation, some faculty members have been early adopters while others have watched the development with both interest and skepticism. As publishing and managing content on the web has become easier, and as the delivery of online courses has… Read more CTE White Paper on Online Teaching and Learning
I heard on the mainstream media news tonight that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Sunday declared a “public health emergency” for the current swine flu outbreak, which while mild so far in the United States, has taken 86 lives in Mexico. Secretary Napolitano liked the current emergency call to preps for a pending hurricane.… Read more Are We Ready for Swine Flu?