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Last night I was listening to a great Podcast (ok, honestly it was called Drama Queens and centered around former characters of One Tree Hill watching the episodes again). As I was listening, I took a look at my office with the microphone I had bought on Amazon’s Prime Day and thought, “I could do […]

The Birth of a Podcast

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Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present at the 7th Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN) 2021 on my dissertation research. The entire conference took place in a virtual world hosted by Virbela. Participants were able to create an avatar, walk around the virtual conference world, attend sessions, talk […]

Reflecting on the iLRN 2021 Virtual Conference

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I am extremely appreciative of my growth this summer in regards to finding myself as a leader. After researching and learning the multitude of leadership styles, I feel confident in the theories, styles, and mindset I must follow in order to be successful as a leader and align with my own morals. These leadership theories […]

Finding My Leadership Style

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Recently, I’ve been reading Maxwell’s (2019) Leadershift: The 11 essential changes every leader must embrace. While many of the shifts discussed aligned with my previous experiences, there were many Aha! moments as well. In this post, I discuss my three greatest takeaways from the reading. Focusing on Your Team Summary As a leader, your goal is […]

Shifting Yourself into a Leader

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COVID-19 and Online LearningPart 1 The implications of COVID-19 in higher education has the potential for creating many disruptive innovations, especially in online learning. Online learning is not a new concept. However, COVID-19 effected over 1.38 billion students when K-12 schools, universities, and colleges were forced to close their doors and move to remote learning […]

Where do we go from here?

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Problem of Practice How does incorporating discussion boards in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of written communication, interpersonal skills, and collaboration in Engineering? To what extent does the level of engagement with discussion boards in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of […]

MOOCs and Educational Systems

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Problem of Practice How does incorporating discussion boards and group work in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of written communication, collaboration, and adaptability in Engineering? How does the level of engagement with discussion boards in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of written […]

Classroom Observations

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Problem of Practice How does incorporating discussion boards and group work in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in the form of written communication, collaboration, and adaptability in Engineering? Part 1 Since my Problem of Practice is focused on online learning, I spent some time this week immersed in different University online […]

The Online Landscape

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Problem of Practice How does incorporating student-to-student interaction in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in Engineering? Part 1 This week, I spent just over an hour observing a gymnastics gym on a Monday night.  Once again, I am normally here with my daughter, but participating in the classes.  It was nice […]

Coaches are Educators

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Problem of Practice How does incorporating student-to-student interaction in a graduate level online course affect students’ career readiness in Engineering? Part 1 This week, I spent some time at a dance studio in my small town.  During my time spent here, I observed two dance classes taking place.  I am normally at this dance studio […]

A Dancing Education

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