The Ed-Tech at EMU blog is intended to be a public, narrative-oriented knowledge base for faculty and staff involved in educational technology at Eastern Mennonite University. So while the primary audience is internal to EMU, we also seek to offer our lessons learned, best practices, success (and failure) stories to the wider world of higher education and those interested in learning about educational technology. Comments and questions are welcome!

About the author

Brian R. Gumm is the Distance Learning Technology Analyst for Eastern Mennonite University’s Information Systems department. In this role, Brian has been coordinating work on synchronous virtual classroom platforms, cross-institution collaborative educational delivery, and building capacity with educational technology for EMU faculty and staff. Brian is a 2012 graduate of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (MA) and Seminary (MDiv), and comes to this position with over ten years in information technology and a handful of teaching experiences at the college level.

While Brian believes in and attempts to practice communal discernment  and dialogue within the learning community at EMU, the views expressed here aren’t necessarily reflective of the institution as a whole.