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.
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?
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”
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”
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”