Onsite or online, in the classroom or via Zoom, higher education has always been about one thing: the exchange of ideas. But today, new contingencies (let’s call it what it is: a startlingly pernicious pandemic) are changing what it means to “teach.” Online instructors, instructional designers, professors on the tenure track, and adjuncts who are … Continue reading Let’s make a deal. Preparing instructors for a blended world.
Something interesting is happening in the world of online teaching. For some faculty, pivoting to online learning is an opportunity to reassess their curricula and identify what really matters. Others are finding that students are using online tools to ask different, more pointed questions. Still others have remarked on the emergence of a “quiet minority”— students who are … Continue reading What Makes a Good Post and Why That Matters