A Data-Driven Approach to Professional Development

In this post I would like to explore how data can be used to support key adult learning principals for professional development, including practical, problem-centered instruction and autonomy. &#16…

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Using Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

Well-designed digital learning environments combine effective management strategies with collaborative learning processes (ISTE Coaching Standard 3: Digital Learning Environments). Open Educational Resources (OERs) are instructional materials (such as textbooks, multimedia learning tools, and lesson plans) that can be used free of charge by instructors and … Continue readingUsing Open Educational Resources to Support Academic Achievement in a First-year Humanities Class

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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

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Writing Math: Integrating Universal Design with “Social Turn” Writing Pedagogy

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Research-based Frameworks for Addressing and Assessing Online Learning Engagement

I begin this post with three hypotheses about online learning, based on my experience as a community college composition and humanities teacher in both face to face and digital formats, and on my experience as a graduate student who has taken digital courses from two … Continue readingResearch-based Frameworks for Addressing and Assessing Online Learning Engagement

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Personalization of Adult Learning in Technology Training

ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation How do you get adults to be involved in the planning and evaluation of their online instruction? My interest in this question stems from the fact that I want adults to take more interest in the process of their learning.  Specifically speaking getting in on personalized … Continue reading Personalization of Adult Learning in Technology Training

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Andragogy, Pedagogy, Heutagogy… Holy Goji Berries! My Brain is Full.

exploring “andragogy” and the work of Malcolm S. Knowles   I debate with myself. A lot. At times this seemingly unending stream of thoughts leads to unease and pinch of insomnia. I like to feel at peace with my thoughts, but I’ve really struggled with my latest unit of study. Andragogy, pedagogy, professional development and […]

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Application of Adult Learning in Technology Training

ISTE Coaching Standard 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation What are the adult learning principles that may impact participation in online or self-paced professional learning? My interest in this question stems from observing our teachers wanting professional learning but are unable to find classes that fit their schedule. Because we have the technology to support […]

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