Category Archives: teaching

Experimenting with using ChatGPT as a simulation application

How might we use generative AI tools in higher education? Many address this issue by focusing on chatbots as writing apps, trying to think through what the technology means for teaching writing.  While this is obviously a major part of … Continue reading

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My spring seminar on educational technology is now live

This month my educational technology seminar started.  I wanted to share the class design with you all, to be consistent with my open practice. I’m teaching LDES 702, Studies in Educational Technology, in Georgetown University’s excellent Learning, Design, and Technology … Continue reading

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Chat waterfall: one videoconferencing practice

How can we conduct webinars well? Over the past two years I’ve seen and used many strategies and practices. One unusual technique has appeared, one for getting webinar participants to write in a certain way in a chat box. I … Continue reading

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Starting up our gaming and education seminar

This week I’m teaching my gaming and education seminar for Georgetown University’s Learning, Design, and Technology program.  I’d like to share my plans for it here. (This week’s book club post is on its way.  It’ll be the next one.) … Continue reading

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So you want to create an online class independent of a school

What’s the best service or tool for creating and hosting an online class by oneself? A client asked me this question last week, and I really didn’t have a solid answer ready to hand, since most of my work to … Continue reading

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Do students prefer online or in-person classes this fall semester?

Are you seeing college students opting more for online or in-person classes this fall semester? I’m asking this question today because I’m hearing contradictory things from various reports and individual academics as they observe students choosing in real time.  On … Continue reading

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An evolving Manifesto for Teaching Online

In 2011 a group of academics published a short, provocative, and thoughtful Manifesto for Teaching Online.  They updated it in 2016, and now this year MIT Press brought out their work in book form. On June 10th the Future Trends … Continue reading

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Teaching this spring: an educational technology seminar

My spring seminar on education and technology is starting this week.  It’s a graduate class with students in Georgetown University’s Learning, Design, and Technology MA program. Here I’ll share my plans, in the spirit of openness and transparency I try … Continue reading

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Towards teaching well online: a Forum conversation

How do we teach well online?  That was the subject of last week’s Future Trends Forum. The format was atypical for us.  It was a community conversation, not centered on a guest, but driven by participants’ interests and stories.  We … Continue reading

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Another seminar gaming experiment: Future University, a little role playing, a little tabletop

Today one of my classes is going to be the first to play an educational game I’ve been working on.  It’s an experiment, and I’m very excited to see how it goes. The class is my future of higher education … Continue reading

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