My name is Leah MacVie and you have arrived at my creative and documentation space. Welcome! I am currently working on my PhD dissertation, which explores innovation in small higher education institutions using the work of Erich Jantsch. I am also Director of the Center for Online Learning & Innovation at Canisius College, which focuses on the areas of technology in teaching & learning, online learning, and the innovative use of technology.
In Summer 2016, I took a 6-week staff sabbatical in order to devote time to crafting my dissertation study. I worked really hard during this time to get the ball rolling on a study that is, unfortunately, still on-going. At the end of these 6 weeks, I felt I had...read more
Several studies have come out debating online learning, recently. One major study that gained a lot of (bad) traction is a Stanford study on the ROI of online learning. As it turns out, the study itself seems to be flawed in many ways. When Inside HigherEd promoted...read more
A while back, I was very into open badges. I attended weekly calls with P2PU and Mozilla. I blogged about it (Examples: Displaying the Badges You’ve Earned on your Blog or Site An Elevator Pitch for Open Badges BadgeStack: A Badge Empowered Learning System...read more
A German company called Coodo has designed a pop-up home. It can be transported anywhere. Perhaps you want to live on the beach. The next month you want to live on the roof of a big city skyscraper. Just grab your Coodo and go! Coodo is calling this concept 'mobile...read more