#29: Activist Educators

September is a great time to look at our syllabi, course designs, our delivery strategies, and our degree programs with fresh eyes.  Often, when we undertake this kind of review, we tend to focus on what’s missing, what doesn’t work. Carey Borkoski of Johns Hopkins University and Brianne Roos of Loyola University – Maryland makeContinue reading “#29: Activist Educators”

#26: No Teacher is an Island (Summer Shorts)

Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Dan here. Are you ready for some island time? Sometimes you just want to get away. And if you’re teaching online you can! Bouvet Island in the Southern Ocean is the place to go. It’s the most remote land on Earth, with the closest neighbor being the Princess AstridContinue reading “#26: No Teacher is an Island (Summer Shorts)”

#24: Chart a Course to Everywhere

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 noContinue reading “#24: Chart a Course to Everywhere”

#23: Anatomy of a Lesson

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 toContinue reading “#23: Anatomy of a Lesson”

#22: Math Snippets & Stories

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 virtualContinue reading “#22: Math Snippets & Stories”

#21: Missing the Table

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 schoolContinue reading “#21: Missing the Table”

#20: Innovative Learners (Alumni Panel)

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 quicklyContinue reading “#20: Innovative Learners (Alumni Panel)”

#19: De-Tooling BIO Lab

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 SystemContinue reading “#19: De-Tooling BIO Lab”

#18: Virtual Speaks Volumes

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 recognizeContinue reading “#18: Virtual Speaks Volumes”

#17: Growth Edge

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.