- Strategic Planning for the Apocalypse
- Lessons Learned: Departure of a CUNY President
- Winner Take All @ CUNY
- Technologically Adrift?
- CUNY Managerial Scorecard: Best Practices or Best Practiced Again?
- CUNY Libraries: Old Paradigms or a Digital Future?
- 5 Ideas to Jumpstart CUNY’s Online Efforts
- “Show Me the Urgency”
- Lessons Learned From John Jay Online (Part 2)
- A Scalable Learning Management System (LMS)
- Faculty Development — As If It Matters
- Lessons Learned From John Jay Online (Part 1)
- Implications of Digital CUNY?
- Life Skills and Making the College Connection
- First Mover Advantage
- SUNY Gets It (Part 3) A Tale of Two Universities
- Adjuncts Online: An Exploited Class
- SUNY OPEN Gets It! (Part 2)
- SUNY Gets It! (Part 1)
- The CUNY Center for Innovative Technologies and Learning (Part 3)
- Oplerno: A Fair Model for Adjuncts?
- The CUNY Center for Innovative Technologies and Learning (Part 2)
- MOOCs: The Adult Learning Renaissance
- The CUNY Center for Innovative Technologies and Learning (Part 1)
- Can CUNY Thrive with “Disruption”?
- Re-envisioning the Vision (Part 2): The Vision of Ubiquity U
- Re-envisioning the Vision (Part 1)
- Move Over MOOCs: The Real Revolution is Personalized Learning
- Digital Pacifiers
- Reflection and Refocus
- Change Incubators
- The Character of Learning
- Why Online Fails
- MOOCs and Magical Thinking
- Top 10 Tips for Online Instructors
- New York Times — Say It Isn’t So!
- Online Learning: Innovative? Yes, Transformative? No.
- Evolution of a Course
- When Paradigms Collide
- Toward a Learning Paradigm College (Part 1)
- Forum for CUNY Instructional Technologists
- Envisioning Educational Technology’s Future
- Online Shorts: Late Fall 2012
- Online is Inevitable
- Navigating the Sea of Instructional Technologies
- Focus on Online: Opportunities to Publish
- Faculty “Qualms” with Online, Not Technology
- Adjuncts and Online: Intersecting Trends
- Online Teaching: Instructor Concerns
- CUNY Closed vs. Academic Continuity: An Institutional Choice
- MOOCs Transform Pedagogy
- Online Shorts: Fall 2012
- Is There a Cal State in CUNY’s Future?
- A MOOC Makeover at Stanford
- Online Shorts: Summer 2012
- Where the Jobs Are—Online
- Interactive Online Learning: Positive Results
- Giving Academia the Business
- Instructional Technology: A Sea Too Wide
- CUNY Survey of Online Learning—Part 3
Category Archives: Strategic Planning for Online
“More than any other time in history mankind faces a crossroad. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” —–Woody Allen There have been many … Continue reading
In many posts I have criticized what I would characterize as CUNY’s “institutional drift.” Departing chancellors take several years to leave, followed by an interim administration of a year or more, followed by a new administration taking many years to … Continue reading
If I ever had the chance to meet CUNY’s new Chancellor Millikan, I would love to talk about a topic of mutual interest, namely, Online Learning. From his days as Chancellor at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Millikan has been … Continue reading
Background This is the second post discussing the implications from a panel discussion I moderated for the latest CUNY IT Conference in early December 2014 entitled, “Strategic Planning for Online Programs: Lessons Learned from John Jay Online.” I was fortunate to have two John … Continue reading
Some of the barriers to entry into the arena of online learning have been greatly diminished in recent years, namely both the cost and scalability of the learning management system. An LMS is where most of online teaching happens — … Continue reading
Background CUNY has been fortunate to attract a new, dynamic Chancellor–James B. Milliken–who has personal experience teaching — and institutional experience leading — online learning. He impresses me as a sincere, hard-working individual who does wish to advance the ball … Continue reading
In this month’s Chronicle, (reference below) there was a thought-provoking article entitled: “Now Everything Has a Learning Outcome.” The article details a new emphasis at Augustana College for both faculty and student advisors to include non-academic activities in counseling/advising sessions … Continue reading
The concept of “first mover advantage” certainly applies to online learning. The term is used in the context of a competitive environment, with the first entry in that environment often getting the advantage over competitors later to the table. In … Continue reading
Note: On January 2014, Open SUNY was started with a full roll-out to happen in September 2014. This post reflects on their online strategy as a university and calls for CUNY to begin to address hybrid/online from a university perspective. … Continue reading