Tech Prep for the Language Schools
Summer is fast upon us and soon our campuses will be teeming with language learners and teachers from all over the country and globe. It’s my favorite time of yearRead more.
Surprising insights, outliers, and privilege in design thinking
Whenever I read about design thinking, I find myself rolling my eyes… a lot. If you’re new to the term design thinking, let me provide a brief description. Design thinking,Read more.
Exploring Digital Sanctuary
Last month, I gave a talk at the University of Edinburgh on critical digital pedagogy in troubled political times. While the main purpose of the talk was to give my UKRead more.
Digital embodiment: What happens to the body when we “go digital?”
On February 17, I spoke to students, faculty, and staff at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey on the topic of digital embodiment, as part of their WholeRead more.
Developing Digital Literacy Through MiddCreate
Last Monday I had the privilege of virtually joining Joe Antonioli’s ‘Innovation in Action: Design Thinking and Problem-Solving’ class at the Middlebury Vermont campus. His students have spent the semesterRead more.
The locks on our bridges
This excerpt is from my talk with Sean Michael Morris and Amy Slay at Open Education 2016 about Critical Instructional Design. Read Sean’s post Critical Instructional Design and Acts ofRead more.
What does Middlebury’s new IP policy mean for you? (Part 1)
At the September 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve Middlebury’s first Intellectual Property policy. The new policy is a result of a year-long process that involvedRead more.
Moodle to Canvas: Language Assessment Transitions
With Middlebury’s recent institution-wide transition to a new Learning Management System (LMS), many instructors as well as programs have worked diligently to migrate existing learning content from Moodle to Canvas. Moodle, which hasRead more.
Advice for working across distance
Middlebury is launching a strategic planning process this year, called Envisioning Middlebury. As part of this process, two committees of faculty, staff, and students from across Middlebury’s programs were formed toRead more.
Language Learning and the Digital
We think of language learning as an in-person endeavor. At its most elemental level, what is language really about if not about me standing here – in person – talkingRead more.
Working across distance – Amy’s view
Sean in Middlebury this week! Hooray! This may not seem like a big deal to you, but to Sonja and me, it’s so important. You see, Sean works remotely from Oregon.Read more.
It’s official! MiddCreate is live! What is MiddCreate, you ask? MiddCreate allows Middlebury students, faculty, and staff to create a personal web subdomain. In that web space, users can designRead more.