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 — REMIX

Welcome to Wired Ivy… Summer Shorts! Kieran here, and I’ve got a question for you… Does the room where it happens always have to be a room? In ages past, information distribution was a problem with few solutions. True, a printing press could be gleaned by a man of means and esteem, but with literacyContinue reading “Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — REMIX”

Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — TIME IS ON MY SIDE

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 “Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — TIME IS ON MY SIDE”

Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — SYNC OR SWIM

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 “Wired Ivy’s Summer Shorts — SYNC OR SWIM”

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”