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Faculty Professional Development for OWI: “The Best of Times, the Worst of Times”

Looking back over the posts written by faculty who received enhanced instructional designer support to develop online writing courses, I can see the energy we had at the outset. Now, nearly two-and-a-half years later, we have learned a great deal … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

After nearly a year of drafting, planning, and creating our online and hybrid courses, we are ready to take the next step: teach them. We began last year with a group of five intrepid faculty who worked together to design … Continue reading

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Synchronous-ity, Too.

After finally shaking off the jet-lag from my red-eye return from Portland CCCC 2017, I’ve found myself able to sit down really wrap my head around all the great panels and talks I was able to attend. I heard more … Continue reading

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The “F” Word

No. Not that word. I would like to talk about the “F” word that haunts all conscientious faculty: Failure. When our cohort last met for a brainstorming session three weeks ago, Kerry asked a question that has stayed with me … Continue reading

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Is there a false dichotomy between “social presence” and self-paced learning?

The past week has been quite a productive one for me, in terms of developing my understanding of online and blended writing instruction. Virtually attending the 2016 OLC Accelerate Conference (Thanks, GMU!) right after our last brainstorming session raised some … Continue reading

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The Fantastical Designs of the Robinson Five

When the five of us met this Monday, we shared some of our wildest ideas for the design of a writing course—from asking students to produce a collaborative anthology to modeling the course’s structure upon the leveling-up system of a … Continue reading

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Supporting/Supportive Roles

I’ve been thinking my way through Kerry’s post — particularly the challenge of “What do I want to do and why do I want to do that?” So there are two things I’m struggling with and they both relate to … Continue reading

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