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I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ~ Albert Einstein
With video conferencing fatigue taking a toll on students and faculty alike, what better time to consider adding some physically active learning assignments to your syllabus? Our guest for this week’s episode, Jim Egenrieder of Virginia Tech, provides inspiration and tips for integrating Field & Screen.
Can a 500-year old teaching philosophy translate to online learning? Saint Ignatius of Loyola articulated a series of spiritual exercises, which became the basis of Jesuit learning. Central to this philosophy are the learner has primary agency in the learning, and the process of discovery and reflection will unsettle old ideas. Isn’t unsettling oldContinue reading “S1E8 – Anytime, Anywhere”
The novel coronavirus pandemic is disrupting families, communities, and workplaces everywhere. Famously, it’s disrupting higher education as well. Because for the foreseeable future we cannot gather in groups like classrooms, professors and students involuntarily had to move online. Emergency remote higher education is just that — a quick pivot. Still, we expect many professors adaptingContinue reading “S1E4 – A Quick Pivot”
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly all higher ed institutions in the U.S. to switch their campus-based courses to remote delivery, and on very short notice. Many, if not most, of the faculty teaching these courses had never taught virtually before and, in some cases, if they’d had a choice they might never have doneContinue reading “S1E5 – Newly Minted”
Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Kieran here, and I’ve got a question for you… Does the room where it happens always have to be a room? In ages past, information distribution was a problem with few solutions. True, a printing press could be gleaned by a man of means and esteem, but with literacyContinue reading “Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — REMIX”
The curtain is rising on another academic year — admittedly it’s odd one — and another season of Wired Ivy! For Season 1, launched during a shutdown at the start of a global pandemic, we decided to focus on Building Community. In classes and among students, yes, but we were also taking the first stepsContinue reading “S2E16 – Role Rehearsal”
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