Archive for e-teaching

Should You Teach Online?

Posted in teaching with tags on 24 February 2011 by Steve

“Colleges and universities are increasingly asking instructors to teach online classes. It is unlikely that this trend will slow in the coming semesters. More than one in four students took at least one online course in the fall of 2008. Will teaching these online classes help or hurt your teaching and research or creative career? …” (more)

[Chloe Yelena Miller, Inside Higher Ed, 24 February]

Of the classroom, but not in it

Posted in teaching with tags , on 2 February 2011 by Steve

“Recently I delivered an address to a group of students. My talk took 25 minutes, and after that there were questions and answers. Nothing unusual, you might say. Except perhaps that I was sitting at my desk in my study at home, and the students were several hundred miles away in a university classroom …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 2 February]

Podcasting and screencasting for supporting lectures

Posted in teaching with tags on 12 December 2010 by Steve

“Prompted by my visit to Edinburgh next week to the More Effective Lectures workshop, I have compiled several blog posts and bits and pieces of other writing into a Resource Pack that I hope might be useful to other practitioners …” (more, pdf)

[Is this going to be on the exam?, 12 December]

Killing the Lecture With Technology, Part II

Posted in teaching with tags , on 19 August 2010 by Steve

“Earlier this month, The Chronicle wrote about New York University’s attempt to reprogram the roles of some professors in large undergraduate classes, using technology to free them up for more personal instruction. The article prompted other professors to share similar examples of strategies they’ve used to shift class time away from lectures. Here are three of their stories …” (more)

[Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 August]

New Teaching Experiment: Iphone apps for education

Posted in teaching with tags , on 14 January 2010 by Steve

“I’m always trying new bits of technology to see if I can get better at teaching. Thanks to Bernie Goldbach for telling me about the fantastic Motherapp service. These guys take your content from your blog, twitter, etc., and turn it into an iphone app. So here you have the first attempt at an app for the entire website, which works perfectly on my iphone. It took about 3 weeks to get sorted, it’s free, and the results are extremely good …” (more)

[Stephen Kinsella, 14 January]

Online education’s outrageous fortune?

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 18 October 2009 by Steve

USA“Imagine training to become a Certified Professional Midwife online. You can at Aviva Institute of Duluth, Minnesota. Opportunities like this may seem promising, especially in the context of economic uncertainty or when full-time, on-campus study is not an option. But should traditional brick-and-mortar universities be concerned? Kevin Carey, Policy Director for Education Center, thinks they should. In a recent article published in the Washington Monthly, he suggests that many universities risk following the recent experience of newspapers against the tide of new media …” (more)

[Sarah King Head, University World News, 18 October]

Is the university next? (disintermediating higher education)

Posted in teaching with tags on 22 September 2009 by Steve

USA“No one is talking about it, but what’s happening to journalism may some day happen to higher education. It’s not too early to look down the road. Tim Sullivan and I were chatting about the options the other day and I came away with this rough sketch of a radical scenario: the university continues as a center of knowledge production, but ceases to matter as a center of knowledge distribution …” (more)

[Grant McCracken, 17 September]

A Virtual Revolution Is Brewing for Colleges

Posted in teaching with tags , on 20 September 2009 by Steve

USA“Students starting school this year may be part of the last generation for which ‘going to college’ means packing up, getting a dorm room and listening to tenured professors. Undergraduate education is on the verge of a radical reordering. Colleges, like newspapers, will be torn apart by new ways of sharing information enabled by the Internet. The business model that sustained private U.S. colleges cannot survive …” (more)

[Zephyr Teachout, Washington Post, 13 September]