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Maha Bali’s blog about education

May 21, 2015
by Maha Bali

Open Brainstorming Workshop Format

Reading Time: 2 minutesSo I just got inspired by the format of this recent workshop which I am guessing was done at @jessifer’s university, Wisconsin-Madison – where the workshop time was used to crowdsource 50 ideas for blended learning (by workshop facilitators, participants, … Continue reading

March 5, 2015
by Maha Bali

Design is to Teaching Like Teaching is to Learning

Reading Time: 3 minutes(This is inspired by something Patrice Torcivia wrote about in our work in the Educause ELI course we’re taking together – thanks Patrice!) I realized what I felt was wrong with the whole faculty development and instructional design model esp … Continue reading

September 8, 2014
by Maha Bali

The “why” of Faculty Development

Reading Time: 6 minutesWhat’s faculty development anyway? That’s what I originally wanted to talk about. Or thought I did. But then I suddenly realized I really needed to write about the “why” of faculty development. I just didn’t realize it until today. It’s … Continue reading

March 19, 2014
by balimaha

Authentic & Sustainable Assessment: openly brainstorming workshop ideas

Reading Time: 4 minutesI’ll be co-facilitating a workshop with a colleague on “alternative assessment” and I have chosen to make my part of it about authentic and sustainable assessment. I plan to ask participants to brainstorm ways to modify their current assessments to … Continue reading

January 4, 2014
by balimaha

Novelty, noise, and scaffolding

Reading Time: 3 minutesSome days you come across an idea that provides you with unexpected insights. The idea is simple and should have been obvious to you long ago, but somehow was not, until some other person articulated it well enough. A couple … Continue reading


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