Podcast 22: Innovative Learners

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 “Podcast 22: Innovative Learners”

Podcast 21: 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 “Podcast 21: De-Tooling BIO Lab”

Podcast 20: 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 “Podcast 20: Virtual Speaks Volumes”

Podcast 19: 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.

Podcast 18: 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. 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.

Podcast 17: Field & Screen

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. 

Podcast 16: Role Rehearsal

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.

Podcast 14: 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 “Podcast 14: No Teacher is an Island (Summer Shorts)”

Podcast 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 “Podcast 10: What’s Your Name? (Summer Shorts)”

Podcast 9: Two-Way Street (Student Panel)

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 “Podcast 9: Two-Way Street (Student Panel)”