My name is Bill Graziadei, Ph.D., State University of New York (SUNY) Professor Emeritus and (e)Learning Consultant. For further details see my online resume and feel free to contact me via the information found on my business card.
I have extensive teaching, training and information technology experience. As an educator, researcher, consultant and project manager, I have taught Biology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Immunology, Virology and Information Technology Communications (ITC) in the classroom (35+ years) and online (25+ years) and very much enjoy working with students. I received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1978. I have also served in various ITC administrative, consulting, project management, professional development and teaching/training capacities with experience in analysis, design, development and implementation of learning strategies for classroom- and web-based learning with an emphasis on distributed and collaborative learning environments using hybrid (blended) and various Web 2.0 teaching-learning approaches.
Areas of Expertise: Educator Using Technology in Business, Education & Government Venues; eLearning Strategic Planning & Implementation; Online Teaching/Training-Learning with Asynchronous & Synchronous Collaboration, Web 2.0, Blended Learning, LMS/LCMS; Online Course Development; Training & Help Desk Support; In Vitro Cell Biology & Biotechnology, Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Interferon.
21st Century Teaching-Learning is both formal and informal. e-Learning means Connectivity, Communication, Collaboration, and Content (4Cs) and connects people to people and people to information and involves the 3Rs; namely, getting the Right content to the Right people at the Right time using an inquiry-based approach. Participants use various combinations of face-to-face, Web, CMS/LMS/LCMS and/or real-time collaboration solutions integrated with Web 2.0 technologies.
I have been using an interrogative/problem solving, 'small chunk' or 'micro-lesson' approach for many years. A micro-lesson is all about a little-learning and it works in bits and pieces. This is true for both face-to-face and online teaching and learning. Before SpacedEd, did you use or experience an inquiry-based, micro-lesson approach, or something like it, in your teaching or learning? Let me know by responding to this poll question.
SUCCESS is achieved by three fundamental practices in the classroom; namely, TELL me and I may forget; SHOW me and I may remember; INVOLVE me and I will understand. There is pain in change and pain in staying the same; choose the one that moves learning ahead.