Meeting on the web for online meetings can be exhausting, repetitive, and boring. Much of the time we just duplicate what we would normally do in person, but a “talking-head”/one-way street is boring and doesn’t suit the medium very well.
In-Person Education in an Online World – Imagining the Future
A Face to Face Teacher Begrudgingly Takes Online Classes: I work at Eston College, a little Bible College in rural Saskatchewan. For many years, our constituency has asked us to develop an online curriculum. For a variety of reasons, we
Evoking Awareness – A Coaching Competency for Teachers
One of my favourite things about teaching is that I keep finding new tools to try. In my classes at TWU this summer, we have been studying how to apply techniques from coaching to teaching. In my last post, I
Coaching Competencies for Christian Educators
Coaching has become a popular subject in recent years. Unfortunately, when something is trendy, I often dislike it out of sheer adolescent rebellion (which I seemingly still haven’t outgrown — I’m literally listening to Reliant K while writing this)! Even
Multi-Access Education and an Unexpected Allegory
I love it when history provides interesting templates for modern phenomena. The idea of multi-access education (as described in my last blog post), can be easily compared with the mobile Jesuit. How so? Read on! For centuries, monasteries served as
Multi-Access Learning and Bezonomics
I’m currently taking some graduate courses from Trinity Western University about online learning and the future of education. It is fascinating because it is giving me a glimpse of what education will probably look like in the near future. Unlike
An Ancient Critique of the “Interaction Equivalency Theorem”
Virtualizing Music Changes How We Experience Music Long before the internet disrupted nearly everything about our culture, Marshall McLuhan popularized the idea that “the medium is the message” (McLuhan, 1964). In other words, mediums are not neutral. Therefore, switching mediums
Josh Chalmers’ New Website!
Hi there! I’m Josh Chalmers and I have a new website! The purpose of my new site is to compliment my job at the college, provide further resources for my speaking engagements, and give updates about creative projects I am