online course

It’s only a matter of time…

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In this piece, Brian reflects on how his idealism and zeal for synchronous online course delivery has been tempered by experience with the range of graduate programs at EMU.

Preaching to the online choir

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This past spring and summer, two Eastern Mennonite Seminary online courses – both taught by adjunct professor and EMU/CJP alumna, Laura Brenneman – featured creative uses of our real-time web conferencing platform, WebEx. At EMU, WebEx is integrated into our Moodle environment, giving instructors easy access to real-time virtual interactions with their online students. The… Read more »

Case study: Online video for recorded lectures

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For the "streams and floods" unit, Doug stood in a local stream and held forth. (Click for the lecture video on YouTube.)

One of the exciting things about my work at EMU has been to hear periodic stories of adventurous faculty members experimenting with educational technology on their own. As the “ed-tech guy,” one might assume that I should be the one with all the cool ideas that I then take around and show the faculty, so… Read more »