LONG-FORM INTERVIEWS & CONVERSATIONS
SEASON 3: SEPTEMBER 2021 – AUGUST 2022
Faced with university travel bans and course rosters full of students who were counting on study abroad programming and credit hours, Karen Edwards and Sandy Strick of the University of South Carolina, and Tori Ellenburger of Australia’s Deakin University, shifted gears from globetrotting to web surfing with barely a tap on the clutch pedal.Keep reading
Time is the raw material of our days. On the one hand it is precise and predictable. The clock chimes hours into equal measures. But on the other hand it is pliable and easily warped. We write the syllabi, we schedule assignments, we set grading schemes. If we are careless, time can unravel and spin out of control.Keep reading
The Marine Institute at Memorial University – Newfoundland and Labrador’s University offers undergraduate and graduate Maritime Studies programs intentionally designed to serve working adults who are far from any of the institution’s five land-based campuses. Online courses don’t get much more remote than a ship in the middle of an ocean.Keep reading
Often, when we review our syllabi, course design, delivery strategies, and degree programs we focus on what’s missing, what doesn’t work. But Carey Borkoski of Johns Hopkins University and Brianne Roos of Loyola University – Maryland propose that using “deficit-free language” allows teachers to see what’s actually happening so they can advocate for change.Keep reading
SEASON 2: SEPTEMBER 2020 – AUGUST 2021
There are many reasons to create academic programs that can reach students who are unable to travel to campus. Maybe you’d like to expand the audience for an existing in-person degree, or create an entirely new online offering. But before you begin this journey there’s something you need to know — when geography is no longer a barrier to access, it changes the map. SoContinue reading “#24: Chart a Course to Everywhere”
It’s summertime, and the living is… well, easier than last year, at least. With the start of a new academic year on the horizon, a mere two months and change away, we decided this is the perfect season for an episode that begins to explore the choreography of moving from learning objectives to lessons to assignments that will resonate with an online audience. And sinceContinue reading “#23: Anatomy of a Lesson”
Thanks to a year in which online instruction became the unexpected but necessary standard practice in higher ed, our community’s assumptions about what subjects can be taught without the physical classroom underwent a profound evolution. Even Dan and I were surprised to discover fellow academics teaching subjects as diverse and seemingly ill-suited to the virtual classroom as Ag Education, Biology Lab, Sculpture, and Urban Planning…Continue reading “#22: Math Snippets & Stories”
As higher learning moved into the Fall 2020 academic term, it became clear the Covid-19 pandemic would continue to impact all professors, whether they were seasoned veterans or newly minted. Educators who had honed classroom techniques over decades had no choice but to adapt to new techniques and technology at the start of the school year, even those in disciplines with highly specialized learning environmentsContinue reading “#21: Missing the Table”
In March 2020, Wired Ivy dropped its first episode, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was closing university campuses around the world. As we enter our second year of podcasting, we’ve decided to switch from semester-based seasons to releasing one episode per month, starting with Episode 22 – Innovative Learners. In keeping with what is quickly becoming a tradition at Wired Ivy, Dan spoke with aContinue reading “#20: Innovative Learners (Alumni Panel)”
Look past the equipment in an academic wet lab classroom — the pipettes, autoclave, centrifuge, DNA sequencer, gel and blot imaging station, incubators, microscopes — and what’s left? UC Irvine Associate Teaching Professor Pavan Kadandale had to ask himself that very question regarding his upper-level undergraduate molecular biology lab when the University of California System moved to all-remote instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “#19: De-Tooling BIO Lab”
Artists are trained to look, to examine the world from different perspectives, to notice the smallest detail and appreciate the big picture. Maybe that’s why sculptor, installation artist, and Professor of Art and Design, Rebecca Hutchinson, saw that it was entirely possible to teach studio arts, including ceramics, in a virtual classroom… and to recognize this opportunity for expanding her learner audience a decade beforeContinue reading “#18: Virtual Speaks Volumes”
I think sometimes people take for granted that face-to-face is more rigorous but I know my outcomes are more intentional. There’s a lot of prep work that goes into online delivery.
Whether the subject matter is undergraduate poetry or graduate creative nonfiction, a writing class would appear, at first glance, to be almost perfectly suited to the virtual classroom. Everyone knows writing is a reclusive endeavor, right? Yes… and no. Daniel Stanford, will share the abridged story of his life as Composition Coordinator at Pitt Community College in North Carolina.
With video conferencing fatigue taking a toll on students and faculty alike, what better time to consider adding some physically active assignments to your syllabus? Our guest for this week’s episode, Jim Egenrieder of Virginia Tech, provides inspiration and tips for integrating Field & Screen.
The curtain is rising on another academic year — admittedly it’s odd one. Season 2 of Wired Ivy opens with an exploration of the Socratic method* for the virtual stage, directed by Doug Ward of University of Kansas, to be performed asynchronously with student-audience participation.
SEASON 1: MARCH 2020 – AUGUST 2020
Throughout this first season of Wired Ivy, our conversations with faculty and program directors have centered on the role of virtual learning communities and our efforts to encourage students to connect with one another. Well, the academic year has ended so you know what that means–time for teacher evaluations! In WiredContinue reading “#9: Two-Way Street (Alumni Panel)”
Michael Carey, chair of the Department of Organizational Leadership in the School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, discusses how leadership is learned through an online curriculum, as well as the importance of online communication skills and how they carry over to professional work.
Moving a lecture from face-to-face classroom to virtual conferencing is a pretty straight-forward conversion. That doesn’t mean the switch is seamless or ideal, but it is feasible. Activities that are inherently welded to synchronous delivery in a physical space, like studio and field trips… that’s a different story. Or isContinue reading “#7: Studio Matters”
Now that many institutions have closed the book on their spring term, educators may finally have some time to catch their breath, reflect on the emergency remote instruction experience, and think about how to prepare for various teaching contingencies in the fall. What better time to talk with an experiencedContinue reading “#6: From Campus to Cloud”
Olivia Marcucci offers her perspectives as a newly minted PhD who accepted a full-time faculty position with the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s online Doctor of Education program, where she teaches educational and racial equity.
Wired Ivy’s own Kieran Lindsey, whose experiences in online higher education include time as a graduate student, an instructor, and currently as program director, has seven questions new-to-online faculty should as they prepare to switch courses to remote instruction.
Last week, we talked about the value of virtual learning communities to help students and faculty feel engaged and supported. Now we’re shifting from theory to practice, sharing some of the things we’ve tried and continue to use in class. We’re hoping listeners will follow our lead and help usContinue reading “#3: Connecting the Dots”
In Season 1, Wired Ivy will lean into online communities — their contribution to better learning outcomes, their benefits and challenges, as well as creative ways to connect and manage virtual groups. We’ll begin with a two-part conversation; we’re calling this episode Community Values, and in Connecting the Dots we’llContinue reading “#2: Community Values”
This introductory episode is a chance to explain the Wired Ivy project and introduce ourselves and it’s also our invitation to you to become part of this community and conversation, so let’s connect! Share your thoughts and ideas with us by joining our Wired Ivy LinkedIn Group, or by tweetingContinue reading “#1: Welcome to Wired Ivy”
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