MY BACKGROUND

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.

Recent Posts

When our Devices Spy on Us

This past Christmas, I received a Google Home as a gift. Google Home is a “voice activated speaker powered by Google Assistant”. Google Assistant is like the Suri that responds when you start a question or statement with, “OK Google”. So far... read more

Living in a State with Free College Tuition

Last month, New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced his plan for tuition-free college in our state college systems, State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY). While many were caught by surprise by this announcement, those who... read more

2 Technology Trends from the Jesuit Schools

I attended the AJCU CITM Conference in May and heard about two unique trends happening in the Jesuit schools. Web Dev and Maker Movements One trend we have been seeing at my own institution is users wanting to create Web spaces on their own. Our multi-user WordPress... read more

The High Cost of College Branding

A few months ago, the University at Buffalo contacted their alumni because they wanted to share their new branding campaign. As one of these alumni and also as an employee who has taken part in another institution’s branding and rebranding, I was interested. How... read more

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Hi, I’m Leah.

Hi, I’m Leah.

I'm a Ph.D. candidate currently working on my dissertation research study. I'm also tea obsessed, a serial traveler, and a Buffalonian by birth.

Erich Jantsch Biography

Erich Jantsch Biography