We sat down with Dr. Danny Bergman, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. Right off the bat, Carolyn challenges Danny on his observation that face-to-face discussions are more “authentic” than online ones. Where do you stand on this issue?
This week, Brandy Jackson, the Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs and Clinical Educator, joined us to talk about Blackboard tools. Along the way she talks about her own time as an online student and how that informs how she teaches online today. Brandy uses many less-common Blackboard tools, so if that is up your alley, give this a listen.
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Carolyn Shaw, Professor and Chair of the Wichita State Political Science Department to talk about some really awesome new ways she is using social media to reach out to connect online students from all over the world. Some really good info in this one, so take a listen!
Dr. Carolyn Schmidt and Caleb Wilson discuss what the department is working on, what’s coming down the line, and teases some things we can’t quiiiite tell you yet.
Shirlene Small sits in for our latest Unknown Issues episode. She is a full time lecturer at Wichita State and is known for her engaging presentations. Take a listen as Shirlene presents some of the ways she is able to consistently keep students interested in an online environment.
Dan Close is an Associate Professor with the Elliott School of Communications here at Wichita State University. He stopped by to chat with us about great lessons he’s learned from teaching large online classes that will apply to anyone preparing to teach their own online courses.