The Connected Courses experience been insightful. As someone who is still a student and hasn’t had the opportunity to independently lead my own course, I have been left with new ideas and a new perspective of how the nature of … Continue reading →
The Internet and Open Knowledge.
Not only is web fluency is a requirement for success in most modern work and social environments, but language of networks and social structures are increasingly used in how we talk about the offline learning experience as well. The paradigm … Continue reading →
Social Engagement in Higher Education.
My posts have been somewhat delayed due to a whirlwind of lab benchwork, travel and postdoc hunting. I have been participating in the live discussions but sometimes find it difficult to sit down and consolidate/communicate my thoughts. That’s one of … Continue reading →
Introduction for Active Co-Learning.
It is time to (re)introduce myself this semester as a participant in Connected Courses: Active Co-Learning in Higher Ed. I was given the opportunity to take part in this course as one component of the Future Professoriate Graduate Certificate at … Continue reading →
The versatility of the hybrid course format.
Yesterday evening, one of my classmates shared a personal experience regarding the use of online instructional media to supplement traditional lecture course. In addition to normal teaching, she uploaded videos onto Scholar to further explain relevant subject matter: material that … Continue reading →
A statement on faculty philosophy.
Being faculty represents occupying a critical role in society: one who conducts and disseminates meaningful research, who instructs and mentors junior academics, and who serves as a societal resource of knowledge. The position of university professor should be attained not … Continue reading →
Teaching methods for laboratory courses.
My enrollment in this course has driven me to actively seek materials on teaching: something I would never have predicted three years ago as a highly research-driven new holder of a BS degree. The transition has been easier than I … Continue reading →
An ethical duty to teach?
I was recently involved in an interesting discussion with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program in Regenerative Medicine regarding ethical challenges in stem cell biology, particularly relating to patient approval for using surgical waste in research. Specifically, it is now possible … Continue reading →
Welcome to my Virginia Tech blog.
This is a test post for my new blog. It will be used primarily for participation in discussions surrounding graduate education and interdisciplinary research for the Future Professoriate Certificate Program and the IGEP in Regenerative Medicine. Thanks…