Beverly Covington of SCHEV

Reflection and Assessment

In this grand finale for Open Learning ’17, four members of the Virginia Faculty Collaboratives Steering Committee (Beverly Covington, Steve Greenlaw, Amy Nelson, and Gardner Campbell) discuss lessons learned as well as connections between Open Learning ’17 and the projects currently underway or planned in the other nine Faculty Collaboratives states. A little past the […]

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Who is in the Open Learning ’17 community?

Where is our community? This Google map shows the locations of everyone who has registered a blog site at http://openlearninghub.net. The map above will update over time, so be sure to check back. Here’s where we were on the afternoon of the first day: [Post by Steve Greenlaw, and lightly edited for the Hub by […]

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Virginia Faculty Collaboratives Panel Presentation at ODU Center for Learning & Teaching Summer Institute

by SteveGreenlaw

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What brave looks like

by GoogleGuacamole

A while back I was talking to someone about power struggles and leadership.  At the time I was new in my position (this was a couple of positions back) and, just by being present, had upset the power dynamics in the office. There was a lot of boundary testing and partially disguised storming.  It was... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/what-brave-looks-like/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=13550&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
A while back I was talking to someone about power struggles and leadership.  At the time I was new in my position (this was a couple of positions back) and, just by being present, had upset the power dynamics in the office. There was a lot of boundary testing and partially disguised storming.  It was... […]
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Dusting oneself off

by GoogleGuacamole

 It’s an interesting phrase that can mean a couple of different things. Today I mean it in terms of trying again after a failed program. I was talking with someone the other day who had been a part of numerous failed programs, each of which was based on a specific instructional design meant to promote... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/dusting-oneself-off/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=13503&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
 It’s an interesting phrase that can mean a couple of different things. Today I mean it in terms of trying again after a failed program. I was talking with someone the other day who had been a part of numerous failed programs, each of which was based on a specific instructional design meant to promote... […]
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Tassels and mortarboards

by GoogleGuacamole

I have this person in my life – I hesitate to call him a friend…more like a self-designated, long-distance mentor.  He likes to challenge me when he thinks I’m getting solipsistic. That time I temporarily included “Dr.” in my Twitter name.  That time I played around with what self-promotion might look like in the middle of... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/tassels-and-mortarboards/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=13445&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I have this person in my life – I hesitate to call him a friend…more like a self-designated, long-distance mentor.  He likes to challenge me when he thinks I’m getting solipsistic. That time I temporarily included “Dr.” in my Twitter name.  That time I played around with what self-promotion might look like in the middle of... […]
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President Trump on Iran

by MCorbettWilson

Beware of weps.
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On Shame (Strategic Thinking in Action)

by GoogleGuacamole

I was watching a diversity panel years ago (and at a different university than my current home), and there was a lone white man up there on the stage. I suspect he had important and relevant knowledge to share but he didn’t seem to know what it was and the panel never really got to... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/on-shame-strategic-thinking-in-action/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=13364&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I was watching a diversity panel years ago (and at a different university than my current home), and there was a lone white man up there on the stage. I suspect he had important and relevant knowledge to share but he didn’t seem to know what it was and the panel never really got to... […]
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Mindfulness

by GoogleGuacamole

I was listening to a lecture the other day given by a counselor who practices and teaches mindfulness.  She spoke on the power of slowing down, of focusing on one task, of recognizing pain/distractions/annoyances and allowing them to just ‘be’ rather than trying to push them away.  She talked about incorporating the act of  handwashing... […]
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Facilitating the paradigm shift

by GoogleGuacamole

Paradigm shifts are notoriously hard to facilitate.  I’m in a position now where I am trying to trigger faculty to think strategically.   I suspect it’s a lot like faculty trying to trigger students to think critically. I remember the exact moment I learned to think strategically.  I was a second-year resident, rounding with an... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/facilitating-the-paradigm-shift/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=13284&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
Paradigm shifts are notoriously hard to facilitate.  I’m in a position now where I am trying to trigger faculty to think strategically.   I suspect it’s a lot like faculty trying to trigger students to think critically. I remember the exact moment I learned to think strategically.  I was a second-year resident, rounding with an... […]
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From Novice to Node in One Semester or Less

by SueErickson10

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When I started out on this journey with the Faculty Collaboratives Steering Committee and the OpenLearning17 cMOOC, I found out that in order to fully participate, we needed to have a blog and a Twitter account.  We would have weekly Twitter chats (whatever those were…) and our blogs would be linked to the main site […]
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The Leadership Cloak

by GoogleGuacamole

This is sure to be revisited. Someone was trying to give me advice the other day. Knowing that I have introverted preferences, they were trying to explain to me the need to put on the “leadership cloak” when I walk out the door on the mornings of programming.  I just laughed, as I perfected that... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/the-leadership-cloak/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=13271&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
This is sure to be revisited. Someone was trying to give me advice the other day. Knowing that I have introverted preferences, they were trying to explain to me the need to put on the “leadership cloak” when I walk out the door on the mornings of programming.  I just laughed, as I perfected that... […]
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