SUMMER SHORTS

BRIEF THOUGHTS & RANTS

SEASON 3: 2022

#43: Virtual Bon Voyage (Summer Shorts)

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.

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#42: All Grown Up (Summer Shorts)

By now, practically everyone who has a connection to academia has heard that the traditional audience for higher education is headed for a demographic cliff. In response, colleges and universities are exploring ways to attract an older audience of degree completers and life-long learners to bridge the gap. But who counts as an adult learner, and how do we retain them once we have their attention?

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SEASON 2: 2021

#28: Slicing the Creative Pie (Summer Shorts)

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.

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#25: Time is on My Side (Summer Shorts)

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.

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Season 1: 2020

#13: Remix (Summer Shorts)

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.

#10: What’s Your Name? (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)”

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