Introductions all around!

Allo all!

My wife and I in San Diego

My wife and I in San Diego, 2009. I thought it was appropriate.

My name is Brandon Davis-Shannon and I am a philosophy Ph.D candidate at Binghamton University in New York State.  You can see a vague hand-wavy summary of my interests at the entrance to my site here.  I hope to have my first truly online (read: html/css/php) CV done during this course.  Maybe I’ll mention it if I’m successful.  That success is in doubt because most of my time is spent trying to beat my dissertation into shape.

I’ve been doing in person teaching assistant work since Fall 2007, teaching online as an instructor since Summer 2009, and teaching in person as an instructor since this past Spring.  I’m currently employed at Cortland College.

. . . Scootin' About

The real reason I never get any work done: my adventurous daughter.

Beyond all of that, in my (ha) free time, I am inaugurating the position of Distance Learning Coordinator for my home department, which means evaluating the effectiveness of the current course offerings, running workshops to assist instructors, creating pedagogical and tech related resources, and assisting in online course design.  I have hopes . . . and one of them is that I’ll learn a lot from the various people taking part in this course.  I look forward to hearing about new ideas (as well as old ones that are new to me) and seeing the many different opinions I’m sure exist out there.

Spirit of Sharing: Here are my Diigo bookmarks on E-Learning.  I assume most of them are already posted by Lisa at the mccpot group, but please feel free to take a look.

Comments 5

  1. avatar Ruchi wrote:

    Nice to meet you. Hope some of the best practices in the field of Philosophy & online education too will rub off from you. Your daughter is so cute. Say Hi to your lovely wife. 🙂

    Twitter – @rucsb

    Posted 27 Aug 2011 at 6:55 pm
  2. avatar Todd Conaway wrote:

    You had mentioned in response to my introduction that you were interested in course design. I am too. I am interested in how the art on a classroom wall may/may not impact learning potential. How colors and plants and windows play into the learning atmosphere. And how the visual elements and structure of online spaces help or hinder learning.

    Here are some classes done outside the traditional LMS. Some are great, some are not so great. Some confusing, some understandable. They are just as diverse as the courses I help teacher with that are in Blackboard.

    Posted 28 Aug 2011 at 2:07 pm
  3. avatar Brandon wrote:

    @Todd: Thanks for the link. Looks like some very interesting stuff.

    Posted 28 Aug 2011 at 2:19 pm
  4. avatar Talitha wrote:

    Aww your daughter is adorable! I can understand being distracted by her and not getting work done 🙂

    Will be interested to see how your online CV turns out.

    Posted 28 Aug 2011 at 3:44 pm
  5. avatar Krista Eliot wrote:

    What a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing the pics and your Diigo bookmarks.

    Posted 03 Sep 2011 at 3:37 pm

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