S1E9 – Two-Way Street

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 Wired Ivy’s first ever panel discussion,Continue reading “S1E9 – Two-Way Street”

S1E8 – Anytime, Anywhere

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”

S1E7 – Studio Matters

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 is it? While we’re on thatContinue reading “S1E7 – Studio Matters”

S1E6 – From Campus to Cloud

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 experienced educator on the front lineContinue reading “S1E6 – From Campus to Cloud”

S1E5 – Newly Minted

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”

S1E4 – A Quick Pivot

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”

S1E3 – Connecting the Dots

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 us make this a conversation byContinue reading “S1E3 – Connecting the Dots”

S1E2 – Community Values

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’ll share specific strategies we’ve usedContinue reading “S1E2 – Community Values”

S1E1 – Welcome to the Wired Ivy Podcast

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 tweeting us @wiredivy. CITATIONS AND REFERENCESContinue reading “S1E1 – Welcome to the Wired Ivy Podcast”