How “active” are my active learning activities?

K.Park/ March 5, 2022/ 2 comments

Question What are some effective active learning activities for asynchronous professional development? Introduction Many professional development sessions I have participated in utilize a synchronous component to tie the content together. As I’ve started to think about onboarding for new employees on my new team, I’ve realized that it’s not possible to have a synchronous session.  Employees will join at many

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HIPS x Digital Transformation

K.Park/ February 19, 2022/ 2 comments

Question What should High Impact Practices with Technology look like in higher education? Introduction The concept of High Impact Practices also known as HIPS in higher education is still new to me. I first heard about them when one of my colleagues brought up how our area could support them, but even then, the support HIPS where I work haven’t

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Affirming your Colleagues with Meaningful Feedback

K.Park/ February 2, 2022/ 2 comments

Question:  What can and should meaningful feedback look like in terms of collegiality and peer review? Introduction One of the things I’ve been contemplating lately is the idea of “meaningful feedback.”  What constitutes as meaningful feedback and who gets to decide whether the feedback given or received is meaningful?  What is meaningful feedback supposed to look like from my perspective

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Is a survey good enough?

K.Park/ January 23, 2022/ 1 comments

Question What resources can educators/administrators use to design professional development that responds to their institution’s needs, when surveys don’t collect enough data or aren’t reliable enough to provide the necessary data?  Introduction One of the challenges that I’ve had in my current position has been identifying the needs of the faculty I work with to create meaningful professional development opportunities. 

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Closing the Digital Divide in the Classroom

K.Park/ November 7, 2021/ 4 comments

Question What teaching strategies can teachers adopt to help close the digital divide? Introduction A few years ago, I did a presentation on the digital divide and what technology access looks like in Seattle.  Since then, a pandemic began, which turned the internet and computers from important to essential.  Even prior to the pandemic, some of us may have considered

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The complexities of building trust

K.Park/ October 24, 2021/ 5 comments

Question What are the most effective strategies for building trust? Introduction One thing I quickly learned when I worked as a systems analyst, solving technical issues, is that a relationship and trust are crucial to being seen as a partner who’s invested in the issue at hand.  Regardless of if the person is a colleague, or someone on the opposite

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Seeing my Goals through to the Finish Line

K.Park/ October 10, 2021/ 4 comments

Question What strategies are the most effective to ensure goals are met? Introduction One thing that I’ve observed about work is that a lot of time and emphasis is spent on goal setting, but a well-written goal, while extremely important, isn’t the only part to ensuring goals are met, right?  What are the other pieces necessary to see goals through?

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Changing the Culture: Digital Transformation & Vision Statements

K.Park/ September 26, 2021/ 3 comments

Question What are the key elements needed for setting an effective vision for using technology? Introduction In all honesty, I do not usually set vision or mission statements for initiatives I work on.  I do have a vision of how I think of customer service and support that’s been refined over the years, but for technological directives I do not.

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Student Centric Professional Development

K.Park/ August 24, 2021/ 0 comments

For my Community Engagement Project I decided to focus on doing a conference submission that showed how we revamped our professional development due to both the pandemic and our experience working with our colleagues to develop a fully online version of a face-to-face graduate program. A lot of what we learned by working through that process and from when we

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Low Touch Tools to Support Instructors

K.Park/ August 14, 2021/ 3 comments

Question My question specifically, is “what are some effective low-touch strategies to support instructors, when you have a small team.” Introduction Due to my business administration and IT background, I find that coaching overlaps a lot with customer service.  When I think of coaching, I think of high touch one to one or within a small group of learners, like

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