The eLearning Podcast — Rob Kelley, American University

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My guest for today’s episode is Rob Kelley, Assistant Professor at the American University School of International Service, a thoughtful educator, technologist and humanitarian; and a longtime friend.

As a university professor, Rob has had a unique early experience with virtual education paradigms. Much like the beginning of the Internet, Rob witnessed and lived through the early boom and almost utopian promise of a virtually free knowledge superhighway, and how reality slowly tempered our expectations. Nevertheless, Rob continues to remain optimistic about the future of tech-enabled learning.

In this “reporting-from-the-trenches” conversation we talk about:

  • Why Rob has always believed there is an inherent link between education and uncertainty about the future that we should never set aside; and how 2020 proved him right!
  • Why flexibility is a desirable skill among educators, not necessarily because of the technology, but because of the students and our growing appreciation for their diversity
  • The value around the personalization of Learning Management Systems, not just for school branding, but also as a reflection of an organization’s own learning process
  • Why some of the things people dislike about virtual learning are not technology glitches but actually positive features that are evolving our understanding on education; and why “fixes” might end up becoming setbacks
  • Why there are elements of the university, as a place and experience, that online learning will never replace; which should make us question why we insist in comparing real apples to virtual oranges

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