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 15: Remix (Summer Shorts)

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.

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 13: Coming Up for Air (Summer Shorts)

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 “Podcast 13: Coming Up for Air (Summer Shorts)”

Podcast 11: Sync or Swim (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 “Podcast 11: Sync or Swim (Summer Shorts)”