Deliberate Design Decisions in Higher Ed Online Teaching

In an inter-university discussion group that was spawned, and is coordinated by, Jason McDonald at BYU, we recently grappled with the notion of design decisions made unconsciously. We came to understand this as options never considered. Through our discussion, graduate students and faculty from UTK, Purdue, Arizona State, and BYU, came to see unconscious design … Continue reading Deliberate Design Decisions in Higher Ed Online Teaching

The work of a Faculty Fellow for Technology Enhanced Teaching during COVID-19

I was selected as a Faculty Fellow for Technology Enhanced Teaching in the Spring of 2020. I consulted 16 faculty clients in Friday workshops and held two presentations in this role. Both presentations revolved around the design of asynchronous online discussions. However, looking back on my 18 months as a Faculty Fellow, that was not … Continue reading The work of a Faculty Fellow for Technology Enhanced Teaching during COVID-19

Getting started teaching online as a new adjunct

Often we find faculty must pick up a class on short notice. If you're coming into a new school, one might wish they had a checklist about where to start. Here's that checklist. It's not a full onboarding checklist, but it's where I start new adjuncts. January solitude by 愛怜夏, age 8. Cut construction paper, … Continue reading Getting started teaching online as a new adjunct

Professional Dispositions in Instructional Design and Technology

Instructional design and technology is a professional field with common values and professional ethics that influence the way professionals interact. Clients, peers, and mentors depend on a candidate's professional disposition. During a learner’s time in the Instructional Technology, (IT Online) Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) or the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate (OTL) Programs, … Continue reading Professional Dispositions in Instructional Design and Technology

Using and abusing the GRE in graduate admissions

I preface this statement with an acknowledgement that my views here are intended to stimulate discussion at Texas A&M--Texarakana and do not apply to my feelings about the use of the GRE at other institutions. I have been asked to revisit the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requirement for admission into the ITED program at TAMUT. … Continue reading Using and abusing the GRE in graduate admissions

Publishing as a graduate student & tips for submitting a manuscript for submission

I have been asked about publishing as a graduate student, and have decided to share that opinion here with some pointers. I chose the blog as opposed to elsewhere because the blog is the venue for these perspectives—not a university website, not in-class materials. These views are not the views of Texas A&M University, nor … Continue reading Publishing as a graduate student & tips for submitting a manuscript for submission