Smoothing bumps in the hybrid highway


[Editor’s note: This is a guest post by EMU MBA professor, Jim Leaman. -bg] This past semester was my third experience teaching a hybrid course.  All were in the EMU MBA program where classes meet alternating weeks, onsite and online; this was also with my third different set of software tools. The technologies used in… Read more »

It’s only a matter of time…


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.

Case study: Highly synchronous online course


Hand-drawn visualization of our online classroom, matching technologies with familiar objects. (Click for full-size.)

At risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m going to write again about my first significant online course design and facilitation experience: the online restorative justice class at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), which ran this past spring (and will run again this coming spring). It was what I would characterize as… Read more »

Reflecting on “Elicitive Pedagogy in the Digital Age”


In the spring 2012 semester I played the role of tech facilitator for an online class in restorative justice at EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). At the time I was their resident tech/web/social media nerd, so I had also been involved in the design process for this class, which was the first online class… Read more »