Hospitality in the Learning Experience

Hospitality in the Learning Experience

When we talk about improving teaching and learning, the focus is often on moving beyond the content-is-king approach to consider more deeply who our learners…

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Coproduction and Education

Coproduction and Education

Coproduction, an approach to service delivery that emphasizes the collaboration between service providers and users, has been present in the social sector and service industries…

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Love & Pedagogy

Love & Pedagogy

Love in pedagogical work is an orientation. It’s a commitment to the personhood of learners, to their intersectionality, to their deep emotional backgrounds, to the…

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Is This On Point? Fixing America's Universities

Is This On Point? Fixing America’s Universities

Rising costs. Unfair admissions. Threats to academic freedom. The future of the American university. NPR’s On Point today tackled the American university system and the…

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Changing the Grading Game

Changing the Grading Game

Mark Oppenheimer‘s recent Washington Post article, “There’s Nothing Wrong With Grade Inflation,” widens the lens in useful ways on the conversation around grading in higher…

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Get Ready to Get Down: LX Design

Get Ready to Get Down: LX Design

I’m often challenged to describe what I do and what I am, professionally speaking, and have spent many conversations grasping for a succinct explanation using…

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Technology is the Wrong Lever

Technology is the Wrong Lever

There is growing recognition on even the most traditional college campuses that change is afoot, and not in the run-of-the-mill, change-is-the-only-constant way we are weary…

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The Trouble with Ed-Tech Conferences

The Trouble with Ed-Tech Conferences

The educational technology conferences I’ve attended–InstructureCon, Online Learning Consortium ET4Online and Educause Learning Initiative, among others, seem to suffer a bit of mild hypocrisy in the…

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Bringing Back #ELI2016

Bringing Back #ELI2016

Last week I attended the the Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting in San Antonio with 600 other ed-tech leaders, instructional designers and faculty developers. The…

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Good Culture is High-Quality Connections

Good Culture is High-Quality Connections

For as critical to our happiness as workplace culture can be, I think it’s a concept that’s difficult to define. When the culture isn’t right, we know it,…

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