Online Learning Communities with a Dominican Flair: Arguing for applying the Dominican ethos to online higher education CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Claire Noonan (Dominican University) Introduction It seems that everywhere one looks in the world of contemporary higher education, someone is making an argument for the elimination of faculty in favor of technology as the … Continue reading Online Learning Communities with a Dominican Flair
For a year now, I have been working through some ideas on how to ensure that a Catholic higher education institution, such as my own, maintains its Catholic identity when offering more online courses and programs. In particular, I wanted to work through how to ensure that the focus on communities and relationship-centered teaching and … Continue reading Online Learning Communities with a Catholic Flair
For awhile now I have been preoccupied with thoughts about the future of education, and the extent to which we want to rely on online education; over this past year, this train of thought has been traveling through areas of higher education and Catholic universities for how to better create online learning communities. Ideas from … Continue reading Online Learning Communities Polls
Every year, there is a special gathering of individuals interested in improving the technologies of higher education. Faculty, IT administrators, inventors, entrepreneurs, the Big Dogs (i.e. Google, Microsoft, Dell, etc) convene for several days of talks, presentations, pitches, sales, and ideas. This get annual, international together is sponsored by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit dedicated to improving … Continue reading Community in Online Learning: Thoughts from EDUCAUSE
The author, Dr. Dell'Angelo, makes some great points about how to use the idea of social justice to structure course content and course design. Her work also aligns with what I have been looking at in terms of applying Catholic social teaching and approaches to higher education to online learning communities. I am glad to … Continue reading Creating Classrooms for Social Justice | Edutopia
If you have been following my posts this summer (summing up here), then you know one of the issues I am currently investigating is how to translate the Catholic approach to higher education from a face-to-face context to an online context. For us at Dominican University, that means a continued focus on our relationship-centered approach … Continue reading What Makes For a Good Online Community?
This post is a deviation from my normal posts to this blog. Instead of discussing research and ideas on various things media and pop culture, I am instead going to use this post to reflect on my week long excursion to a colloquium known as Collegium. My position is with a Catholic university, and this … Continue reading An Autoethnography of Collegium – Day One