S2E18 – Community Composition

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. We’ve all read the novel and seen the film adaptation’s opening scene of an author, a libation for company, the muse for inspiration, and a laptop toContinue reading “S2E18 – Community Composition”

S2E17 – Field & Screen

With video conferencing fatigue taking a toll on students and faculty alike, what better time to consider adding some physically active learning assignments to your syllabus?  Our guest for this week’s episode, Jim Egenrieder of Virginia Tech, provides inspiration and tips for integrating Field & Screen. 

S2E16 – Role Rehearsal

The curtain is rising on another academic year — admittedly it’s odd one — and another season of Wired Ivy!   For Season 1, launched during a shutdown at the start of a global pandemic, we decided to focus on Building Community. In classes and among students, yes, but we were also taking the first stepsContinue reading “S2E16 – Role Rehearsal”

Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — NO TEACHER IS AN ISLAND

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 “Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — NO TEACHER IS AN ISLAND”

Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

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 “Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — WHAT’S YOUR NAME?”

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”