Exploring distant cultures and places, and meeting new people is one of the most mind-expanding things you can do — and a great education tool. Dan provides an update on his experiment with incorporating virtual exploration and in-person study abroad.
Technology is disrupting academia in many ways, including the question of who owns course content and other intellectual property. As Dan explains, the issue of control and access is critically important to online educators.
The new academic year seems like an opportune time to ask… are online, asynchronous, and hybrid strange new teaching strategies, or are we simply using new terminology to describe familiar techniques?
In some respects online teachers are islands. It’s easy to feel isolated but Dan shares some tricks to help you stay connected to your community and the resources you need.
A new showdown brewing on campus: Team Sync, Team Async, and running as an Independent candidate, Team Self-Paced. Fans of each are sorting themselves out on the sidelines and Kieran has some play-by-play commentary.
Does the room where it happens always have to be a room? Which room was once the only option. Here’s my proposal: There’s now an arsenal of content delivery options at your disposal. You don’t have to pick between a room and Zoom, a lectern or broadband. Your choices are unlimited… not OR but AND.
Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Dan here. How long can you hold your breath? For 20 million years sperm whales have had the largest brains on Earth. They are five-times larger than ours. And sperm whales are also the loudest animals — emitting nested digital clicks that can reach 235 decibels — that’s twiceContinue reading “#12: Coming Up for Air (Summer Shorts)”
Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Dan here, with a suggestion for swimming in the ocean of online learning. It’s summertime. For my four-year old grandson that means roaming outdoors, digging in the garden, sleeping under the stars, and swimming. But with the pandemic in full force, his Y has closed and his swimContinue reading “#11: Sync or Swim (Summer Shorts)”
Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Kieran here with some thoughts on what we call teaching and learning that takes place outside of a brick-box classroom. When you think about it, terminology is a kind of short-hand. Having an established, defined vocabulary allows academic colleagues to discuss their discipline without having to explain what theyContinue reading “#10: What’s Your Name? (Summer Shorts)”