Exploring distant cultures and places, and meeting new people is one of the most mind-expanding things you can do — and a great education tool. Dan provides an update on his experiment with incorporating virtual exploration and in-person study abroad.
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#42: All Grown Up (Summer Shorts)
By now, practically everyone who has a connection to academia has heard that the traditional audience for higher education is headed for a demographic cliff. In response, colleges and universities are exploring ways to attract an older audience of degree completers and life-long learners to bridge the gap. But who counts as an adult learner, and how do we retain them once we have their attention?
#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. As Dan explains, the issue of control and access is critically important to online educators.
#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?
#25: Time is on My Side (Summer Shorts)
A new showdown brewing on campus: Team Sync, Team Async, and running as an Independent candidate, Team Self-Paced. Fans of each are sorting themselves out on the sidelines and Kieran has some play-by-play commentary.
#23: Anatomy of a Lesson
It’s summertime, and the living is… well, easier than last year, at least. With the start of a new academic year on the horizon, a mere two months and change away, we decided this is the perfect season for an episode that begins to explore the choreography of moving from learning objectives to lessons toContinue reading “#23: Anatomy of a Lesson”
#22: Math Snippets & Stories
Thanks to a year in which online instruction became the unexpected but necessary standard practice in higher ed, our community’s assumptions about what subjects can be taught without the physical classroom underwent a profound evolution. Even Dan and I were surprised to discover fellow academics teaching subjects as diverse and seemingly ill-suited to the virtualContinue reading “#22: Math Snippets & Stories”
#21: Missing the Table
As higher learning moved into the Fall 2020 academic term, it became clear the Covid-19 pandemic would continue to impact all professors, whether they were seasoned veterans or newly minted. Educators who had honed classroom techniques over decades had no choice but to adapt to new techniques and technology at the start of the schoolContinue reading “#21: Missing the Table”