Teaching in a Time Warp

Time is the raw material of our days.  On the one hand it is precise and predictable. The clock chimes hours into equal measures.  But on the other hand it is pliable and easily warped. We write the syllabi, we schedule assignments, we set grading schemes.  If we are careless, time can unravel and spinContinue reading “Teaching in a Time Warp”

#30: Ocean Onliners

As universities attempt to turn away from the remote emergency instruction of 2020 and return to seat-based classes, here at Wired Ivy we’re taking a decidedly contrarian approach. Since everyone else seems to be talking about a return to campus, we’re trading the Ivory Tower and for the deep blue sea. The Marine Institute atContinue reading “#30: Ocean Onliners”

#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”

#28: Slicing the Creative Pie (Summer Shorts)

Technology is disrupting academia in many ways, including the question of who owns course content and other intellectual property. Duplication of digital resources is easy to do and difficult to trace. Digitally recorded lectures can be deployed long after the professor has left the institution, or even died. So the issue of control and access is critically important to online instruction, and to all higher ed, in the 21st century.

#27: Everything Old is New Again (Summer Shorts)

The new academic year seems like an opportune time to ask… are online, asynchronous, and hybrid strange new teaching strategies, or are we simply using new terminology to describe familiar techniques?

#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)”

#25: Time is on My Side (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 “#25: Time is on My Side (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”

#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.

#16: 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.