Telecollaboration in International (Moodle) courses: Pitfalls and Success

I’m attending the 10th Anniversary COIL Conference.and doing some almost-live blogging. Here are my notes from another session. Presenters: Miriam Russell, SUNY Empire State College (United States) Lorette Calix, SUNY Empire State College (United States) See her work: The Value of a Virtual Term Abroad Richard Bonnabeau, SUNY Empire State College (United States) Francesca Cichello, SUNY Empire […]

Building Bridges Between Cultures through Graphic Design Advocacy

I’m attending the 10th Anniversary COIL Conference. Here are my live-blogged notes on one of the sessions. I’m looking forward to the recordings being online, as I want to play this one for our faculty! Presenters: Eileen MacAvery Kane, Rockland Community College (United States) Hendali Steynberg, Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa) Description: Hendali Steynberg from Tshwane University of […]

Jazzing Up Your Curriculum: Applying Principles of Jazz to Collaboration

Today I’m co-presenting at the 10th Anniversary COIL Conference with Ken Conn, Amy Spath, and Roxanne Glaser. Session Description: Collaboration requires a unique set of skills, skills that are similar to those used in jazz music. Autonomy, passion, risk, innovation, and listening are essential to a successful collaborative experience. Learn how these five principles of jazz are applied […]

Bringing the World to Your Classroom

This blog post is a supplement to my presentation at the annual Andrews University Teaching and Learning Conference. Description: Break down the walls of your classroom and bring global engaging learning experiences to your students. Why? The benefits are engaging learning experiences for your students. Collaborate with teachers to design powerful collaborative projects. Come learn about tools […]

Presentations & Workshops

Following is a sample of the presentations and workshops that I can offer on a variety of distance education topics. Online Learning in Higher Education Fending off the Webinar Woes: Designing for Interest and Interactivity We’ve all experienced webinars that put us to sleep; or where we listen with half an ear while working on […]