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More than checking boxes: Beyond prescriptive learning

Earlier this week, Wendi Iacobello, one of our Instructional Designers, gave an excellent presentation at OLC’s Accelerate 2022 virtual conference. Her engaging talk on contextualized learning explored how…

How does ODL do research for a new course or program?

Let’s say you’re an Instructional Designer helping an instructor design a brand new course on engineering project management. Maybe they have a lot of industry and/or teaching experience,…

Why should Subject Matter Experts and Instructional Designers work together?

Note: This post was adapted from a workshop given by ODL Instructional Designer Wendi Iacobello and Price College of Business Marketing Lecturer Derik Steyn at the 2022 OU…

Inside Higher Ed Interview

Last month, Inside Higher Ed was kind enough to post an interview that Joshua Kim, Dartmouth, and Eddie Maloney, Georgetown, did with me regarding our recent move to a remote officeThe Office of Digital Learning has gone remote. For good. And we are hiring. A lot.. I highly suggest that you read the interview in […]

Time Management Tips via John Stewart (external)

Kate Sheppard is my idol for all things related to time management as an academic. Kate is still the model that we hold up in the History of Science department at OU for finishing on time as a grad student, and she’s even more impressive as a faculty member. She’s already published a monograph and […]

Using Twine to Build My First Game

Link: My Twine Game Almost two years ago, Keegan Long-Wheeler and John Stewart started a faculty learning community here at the University of Oklahoma called eXperience Play that focused on educational text-based games. In some ways, it was a sequel to a similar FLC focused on game-based learning titled GOBLIN, but XP was focused more […]

Live from OLC via John Stewart (external)

One of the new features that we introduced at OLC Innovate this year was an online live stream that we called OLC Live. Through the magic of Zoom, we conducted more than twenty interviews and gave tours of the conference. You can see the YouTube playlist here: We were inspired in large part by the […]

Recapping and Reflecting on OLC Innovate 2018

I’ve returned from OLC Innovate in Nashville. Innovate holds a particularly special place for me for a multitude of reasons. Innovate, previously Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, was the first conference I attended who’s attendees really felt like my professional network. I still remember my first dinner in 2014 with Laura Pasquini, Ben Scragg, Jim […]

OLC Live Preview via John Stewart (external)

My favorite part of any conference is talking to people. Catching up with friends, chatting with people after a good presentation, and drinking in the excitement in the hallways fill me with ideas to take back home. For OLC Innovate 18, I wanted to bring this knowledge sharing into the digital space. OLC Live is […]

I received a grant to adopt an open textbook!

I was informed earlier this week that I was one of 13 faculty who were awarded the Alternative Textbook Grant that is provided by OU Libraries. Very cool! From the news release: University Libraries awarded Alternative Textbook grants to 13 recipients for implementing open educational resources for their classes in the 2018-2019 academic year. The […]