Looking back and Looking ahead: Building on the lessons from the pandemic
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Looking back and Looking ahead: Building on the lessons from the pandemic

Recently, I gave a virtual keynote at the 2021 OLC Accelerate Conference. The title of my talk was 20/21: A Pedagogical Journey. In it I reflected on the journey of higher education over the past 18 months, including the many lessons learned and some of the lessons that have gone begging. In this post I share two…

Now is the Time to Be Brave: Pedagogy for a World in Transition
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Now is the Time to Be Brave: Pedagogy for a World in Transition

For many of us, the last 18 months have been a time of transition and turmoil as we have faced a global pandemic, a growing climate emergency, increased racial violence, and the impacts of historical and ongoing colonization (to name just a few of the issues that have arisen in 2020-21). As a university community…

Understanding Privacy Concerns for Teaching and Learning
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Understanding Privacy Concerns for Teaching and Learning

There was a time when I, like many of you, had not considered the personal information that was being collected when using technology tools. My role in the teaching and learning Commons at KPU forced me to reconsider my laissez-faire attitude about such practices. It had not crossed my mind that student data and faculty…