Note: This is a presentation I gave in February 2010 at the 27th Annual Academic Chairperson’s Conference. It’s fairly long,… Read more If you build it, will they come?
Some of my graduate students have been thinking about the future of online education, particularly from the students’ perspective. I’m… Read more the future of learning.
….from tending the sheep he brought him to be the shepherd of his people …. And David shepherded them with… Read more the online instructor as shepherd.
The issue of community can be addressed differently, and better, by raising the stakes. If we were to create projects that mattered, that made a difference in the world, students would care more about the project and about each other. This gets back to the issue of shared values and goals and creates an environment where passionate people are vested in the outcome.