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.
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.
Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Dan here. How long can you hold your breath? For 20 million years sperm whales have had the largest brains on Earth. They are five-times larger than ours. And sperm whales are also the loudest animals — emitting nested digital clicks that can reach 235 decibels — that’s twiceContinue reading “#13: Coming Up for Air (Summer Shorts)”
Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! I’m Kieran, and today we’re going to explore time and relativity as they pertain to teaching synchronous, asynchronous, and self-paced courses. I know this is hard to believe, given what comes out of the 24-7 media fire hydrant we’re all tapped into, whether we try to be or not,Continue reading “#12: Time is on My Side (Summer Shorts)”
Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Dan here, with a suggestion for swimming in the ocean of online learning. It’s summertime. For my four-year old grandson that means roaming outdoors, digging in the garden, sleeping under the stars, and swimming. But with the pandemic in full force, his Y has closed and his swimContinue reading “#11: Sync or Swim (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)”
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 “#9: Two-Way Street (Student Panel)”