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Connected Courses – Summer 2015

One strategic priority around online learning at VCU is online learning during summer sessions. As VCU President Rao has framed online learning as an issue of access and degree completion, we have put considerable resources towards working with departments and… Continue Reading →

My little story of open sharing

The great Alan Levine (aka Cogdog) has been collecting/curating “…moving, personal stories that would not have been previously possible, enabled by open licensed materials and personal networks.” I’ve always found these stories really inspiring and great support for the work… Continue Reading →

This week in learning innovation – 11.09.14

[This is the latest in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.] Yeah, so after 3 consecutive weeks of posting in this series, I… Continue Reading →

Crowdsourcing: Computers as bicycles for our mind

      Richmond, Virginia has the distinct privilege of hosting  The World Road Cycling Championships in September of next year. This is a major international event, and Richmond is the first U.S. city to host it in over a decade…. Continue Reading →

This week in learning innovation – 10.12.14

[This is the 2nd in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.]   Things are getting worse on the internet, not better, at… Continue Reading →

This week in learning innovation

I’ve been known to bemoan the state of #highered Twitter from time-to-time. Mostly, I decry the seemingly endless negativity about #highered among those within #highered. Many of the issues raised are serious issues, no doubt. And, maybe I just follow… Continue Reading →

Our Online Course Development Initiative (OCDI)

Remember that commercial? It ends with Sy Sperling saying, “Remember, I’m not only the Hair Club President, but I’m also a client.” Tomorrow, our Online Course Development Initiative (OCDI) begins in earnest. After asking the participants to engage in some… Continue Reading →

“Open Is as Open Does”

I used quotes in the title of the post because that was the title of the presentation Jim Groom and Martha Burtis from the University of Mary Washington did here at VCU last week as part of our openVCU series…. Continue Reading →

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