Faculty Development in the Age of Digital, Connected Learning

Quick LinksImmersing Faculty in Open, Connected LearningThis article was first published on EdSurge on 12/16/16 and coauthored with Michelle Pacansky-Brock. Teams that used to be responsible for the acquisition, implementation, and support of technology are now being tasked with transforming higher education. Today, they are set at the middle of the academy, between administration, faculty […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Untethered Faculty Development

Quick LinksUntethering Faculty DevelopmentTips for Untethering WorkshopsTips for Ongoing Untethering EffortsI authored this post with Michelle Pacansky-Brock. It was first published at EdSurge. Faculty development in higher education looks the same today as it did 30 years ago: educators attend face-to-face workshops and consultations in an attempt to find new strategies and ideas for improving […]

End of Challenge

I only lasted a few days on this challenge, but I wont consider it a failure. This challenge helped me meet my goal of becoming more comfortable putting my ideas in a public space. I may not blog daily or even weekly, but I will continue to blog and share ideas.

Teaching in the Age of Knowledge Abundance

For the past few weeks I have been pondering ideas for a new faculty development effort that takes into account the unique nature of knowledge in 2015. I am hashing out details for a cohort based series titled Teaching in the Age of Knowledge Abundance. The term knowledge abundance came to my attention during a Keynote […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

This past weekend, I fell down the academic rabbit hole and what a journey it was. I have to admit it has been a good long time since I have allowed myself the pleasure of taking this somewhat aimless journey of exploration. My journey began on Twitter, where I read a tweet from @veletsianos  ‘New […]

Reflections after ET4OL

Over the past week, while at the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference, it once again became clear to me that it is all about people and connections. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with tremendous colleagues throughout my career, but there is something different going on in the Ed Tech world. Something […]

Inspiration as an Online Educator

Quick LinksI am once again feeling inspired as an online educator.  Much like many University faculty, I am spending the early weeks in December, collecting final papers and assignments, hunkering down in a comfy spot and grading. Grading is, for me, the least rewarding part of being a teacher. Luckily, my students this semester are […]