MY BACKGROUND

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.

Recent Posts

A Free Badge Bootcamp to your Inbox

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...

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Is this the future of living and working?

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...

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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 I've asked my Assistant to...

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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...

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About Me

Leah MacVie, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Center for Online Learning & Innovation at Canisius College, Research interests: education technology, higher education innovation, systems thinking, futures thinking.

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