In this episode coinciding with American Independence Day, hosts Kelvin and Tom invite a consideration of distinctly American contributions to the models of online higher education. These contributions continue to shape the evolution of online learning around the globe.

Elizabeth Brendel Horn, M.F.A., Associate Professor, Theater Department, College of Arts & Humanities, was awarded the Barbara Truman Award for Excellence in Blended Teaching by the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) and the 2023 Truman Award Faculty Review Committee. Dr. Horn received this award for demonstrating excellence in blended teaching in her course, THE2305 Script Analysis for Theater.

Guest Dr. Dylan Barth joins hosts Tom and Kelvin to discuss the benefits of “self-care” and wellbeing to our students, our organizations, and to ourselves as online education professionals. The impact of decisions now on long-term sustainability is a theme.