Technological innovation has greatly impacted our daily lives in recent years. iPads allow us to keep emailing while on the go, we tell Alexa to play music in the house, our grandparents now FaceTime regularly from Florida, and driverless vehicles take us where we...
Addressing New Societal Expectations for Higher Education and Online Learning in the Post-COVID-19 Era
This article examines how people’s lives and work environments have been altered as a result of technology, how these advancements have altered societal expectations for higher education, and three solutions for colleges to address these new expectations. First, to survive the new normal, colleges must shift their student solutions and orientations to accommodate online learners. Second, faculty development must concentrate on training faculty to utilize online tools to teach. Third, institutions must better prepare students to be savvy virtual collaborators through online learning and to translate these new skills to the workforce. Finally, this paper uses the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic to present three strategies for achieving these solutions.
Self-Renewal: John Gardner’s Relevant Points about What Society and Education are Still Missing Today
In 1963, John W. Gardner penned a book that was both timely and prophetic. Self-Renewal is about the failure to change and the toll rigidity can have on society. Gardner says that in order to develop a thriving society, people must care, create spaces for adaptation...
I've developed and improved programs and courses for undergraduate and graduate levels, online and on-ground - utilizing my background in instructional design and online learning.
I've offered development opportunities to higher education faculty for over 10 years, including retreats, faculty fellow opportunities, workshops, conferences, and development days.
Through early college bridge programs, community gardens, virtual tutoring, and summer camps, I've connected colleges with its local K12 schools and organizations.
I've led the strategic planning processes and created virtual frameworks to track progress across the institutions and departments, and tie department planning to the strategic plan and budget.
I've co-chaired Middle States higher education self-studies and consult with K12 schools on their MSA self-studies. Through this work, I've coordinated assessment collection, created a virtual home base, and developed digital communication plans that promote progress.
Cross-posted with Excelsior College. In fall 2021, four Excelsior College students participated in the 2021 IACBE Live Business Case Competition and placed 3rd out of 24 teams. “Working with peers and leaders to accomplish a goal was rewarding,” said Skyler Sharp, a...
I co-hosted two hackathons for D’Youville - its inaugural Healthcare Hackathon: Solving Healthcare Problems competition, awarding $30,000 in prizes, and the 2nd annual Hackathon that awarded $4,000 in prizes. Teams focused on providing solutions to one of three...
“I am excited to use this first-hand data from da Vinci teachers to develop active learning centers in every school in the district,” said MacVie. “D’Youville is committed to social mobility through education and student success in college largely depends on the K-12...