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The Good Neighbor

I’m posting a talk, which I gave nearly two years ago. Whoops! Forgot to publish it! This was an original talk for Lead Night 2021 which was hosted by OU President’s Community Scholars (PCS). The event was held on March 11, 2021 and included four TED Talk-style presentations. The theme was “Leadership Unmasked” (very 2021, […]

The Good Neighbor

I’m posting a talk, which I gave nearly two years ago. Whoops! Forgot to publish it! This was an original talk for Lead Night 2021 which was hosted by OU President’s Community Scholars (PCS). The event was held on March 11, 2021 and included four TED Talk-style presentations. The theme was “Leadership Unmasked” (very 2021, […]

The Good Neighbor

I’m posting a talk, which I gave nearly two years ago. Whoops! Forgot to publish it! This was an original talk for Lead Night 2021 which was hosted by OU President’s Community Scholars (PCS). The event was held on March 11, 2021 and included four TED Talk-style presentations. The theme was “Leadership Unmasked” (very 2021, […]

Learning from the Office of Digital Learning at ATE 2023

At this year’s Academic Tech Expo (ATE) at OU, we had several team members who spoke on how to use various technologies to make online instruction more engaging…

The Best Soy Latte Event

I went down a rabbit hole today trying to recover a memory. In 2009, I had just graduated college and moved home. I was recording a lot of music and learning a lot through watching early YouTube videos. I stumbled upon some footage of a master class at Berkelee that John Mayer had done. Here […]

OLC Leadership Network Symposium

I’m trying something a little bit different with this post with respect to the writing process… I’ve found myself writing less on the blog but still putting more longer format writing on other platforms such as Instagram and LinkedIn. I’m perhaps carnival barker always in search of an audience. So this is being written in […]

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,…

Connective Tissue: Community in Online Courses and Spaces via Keegan Long-Wheeler (external)

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Four individuals with arms around each others backs, dressed in bright pink, purple, and red clothing.

Four individuals with arms around each others backs, dressed in bright pink, purple, and red clothing.
This post was written as an assignment for my graduate program. Specifically my course on Critical Digital Pedagogy (INTE 5360). I am reposting it here. When reflecting on positive experiences of community and belonging in academia, the following  are two examples that first come to mind. When I was nearing the end of my undergraduate […]

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…