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.
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.