ed-tech ecosystem

The ed-tech vision for collaboration in Mennonite education


For the past year, a good bit of my energy at EMU has been focused on helping craft the technology framework for an ambitious project which has just recently been announced and begins this fall: The Collaborative MBA – a graduate degree program jointly offered by three Mennonite-affiliated schools, Goshen College, Bluffton University, and EMU…. Read more »

Partnering with faculty for online instructional design


Photo by Teo Romera via Flickr

This week I found a helpful article by Laura Lea on the Moodlerooms blog… Best Practices: Sharing the Lanes of Design and Facilitation in Online Courses I’ll get back to this article in a minute, but first let me set some context for how it factors into my work… In my role as Distance Learning… Read more »

An ed-tech ecosystem…always evolving


Ed-tech Ecosystem Aug 2012

When I started my work in May, my task was deceptively simple: Help EMU standardize on a web conferencing platform to facilitate a synchronous online classroom experience. Virtual/online class sessions had been used previously in a few of the graduate programs here at EMU, but with no standardization. The Nursing and MBA programs used GoToMeeting,… Read more »