My name is Leah MacVie and you have arrived at my creative and documentation space. Welcome! My Ph.D. research explored innovation in small higher education institutions using the work of Erich Jantsch. My research interests include education technology, higher education innovation, systems thinking, futures thinking. I am also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education and 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.
There are two professional development centers at my college. I have been trying to convince them both for several years to offer custom online learning. The time has finally come and one project is now complete. This post will detail my experience in making it a...read more
Earlier this year, Inside Higher Ed hosted a webinar on lifelong learning. They opened with a topic that has become more relevant to institutions in NYS since this then. In higher education, the projected growth is much greater for Master’s degrees than for Bachelor’s...read more
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