Toward a theory and practice of coaching higher ed faculty

Why re-imagine faculty professional learning? Among the three 2017-2021 strategic priorities of Colorado- and Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit higher education association EDUCAUSE is “reimagined professional learning.” By replacing the term professional development with professional learning in its vocabulary, CEO John O’Brien (2018) indicates the extent to … Continue readingToward a theory and practice of coaching higher ed faculty

Collaborative Professional Development as a Key to Sustainable Technology Integration

In a recent post, I explored the way faculty behavior—specifically in the form of modeling and collaboration in the classroom that enables students to co-construct knowledge—is a primary factor in connectivist learning. Here, I would like to address the subject of how an institution can … Continue readingCollaborative Professional Development as a Key to Sustainable Technology Integration

Redesigning the Blended Synchronous Peer Review Session

Click here for a 4 min. audio clip from a synchronous peer review session involving three students who used emailed drafts and live audio/video feed via WebEx. Twenty-first century college classrooms increasingly occupy digital spaces in which digital citizenship skills such as using online technologies … Continue readingRedesigning the Blended Synchronous Peer Review Session