For many of us, things have shifted a bit with the end of an academic year. My contract doesn’t end with the end of our Spring semester, but my work days have evolved a bit to allow more time for creative endeavors and fixing broken systems.
As we concluded our academic year, the Institute for Faculty Development received some recommended summer reads and we were able to give away the titles to our faculty at our end-of-year meeting. It was fun to see which books various people selected and to see their smiles of delight as they found the perfect one to match their interests.
Over the last few months, we changed podcast hosting companies for Teaching in Higher Ed and Dave’s (my spouse’s) podcast – Coaching for Leaders. I’m glad we made the move, but it does mean that if I ever want to calculate the most listened to episodes of all time, it will be quite a manual process.
In the meantime, I took a look at episodes that aren’t recent (anything before episode 200) and saw which of these more evergreen shows were standouts in recent months.
- Episode 132 | Teach Students How to Learn with Saundra McGuire
- Episode 184 | The Science of Retrieval Practice with Pooja Agarwal
- Episode 60 | Practical Instructional Design with Edward O’Neill
- Episode 70 | Not Yet-Ness with Amy Collier
- Episode 99 | Encouraging Accountability with Angela Jenks
- Episode 81 | The Ethics of Plagiarism Detection with Stephanie Vie
- Episode 95 | Teaching in the Digital Age with Mike Truong
- Episode 98 | The Skillful Teacher with Stephen Brookfield
- Episode 61 | All That is Out of Our Control with Lee Skallerup Bessette
- Episode 136 | Teaching Naked Techniques with José Bowen
- Episode 164 | Setting Students Up for Success From the Start with Joe Hoyle
- Episode 4 | Your Teaching Philosophy: The What, Why, and How
- Episode 197 | Interactivity and Inclusivity Can Help Close the Achievement Gap with Viji Sathy and Kelly Hogan
- Episode 58 | Universal Design for Learning with Mark Hofer
It was fun to see some names I hadn't seen in a while on the list, along with some people who will soon be coming back on the podcast. Next week, I’m having a second conversation with Viji Sathy that I’m really looking forward to… And Saundra McGuire has agreed to another interview that we are working on scheduling.
Finally, here are some recent bookmarks I saved that may be of interest to you:
- Collecting, measuring, analyzing, and using student data in open distance/distributed learning – presentation slide deck and notes by Paul Prinsloo – each time I read something or hear something from Paul, it always leaves me reflecting on how to improve some aspect of my work
- Ten Hot Topics Around Scholarly Publishing – this is so worth a read!
- Tweet and graphic by @nilblogger: Inspired by McIntosh's invisible knapsack essay, I created this graphic to illustrate the concept of info privilege (aimed at ugrad audience). What other examples of info privilege come to mind? #critlib #scholcomm #infoprivilege
- Patch 29: My 25 Cents Worth for Instructional Designers – worth way more than twenty-five cents!
- Building a bus map when there are no fixed routes or stops via Wired Magazine – absolutely fascinating. #systemsthinking
I’ve got episodes scheduled throughout the summer months on Teaching in Higher Ed. Hope you will be able to join us to continue the conversations and learning.