Leah Chuchran-Davis, M.S.
Virtualpreneur, Online Educator & Trainer,
Mother, Farmsteader & More
Note: This section is being revised on a frequent basis.
In mid-August, 2016, I resigned from my full-time position at Emory University. I was there for eight years and I decided that I would become a virtual-mompreneur, working from the road/home, spending more quality time with my husband and four young children, while doing what I love ... teaching, consulting and growing a health and wellness business.
As of December 2017, we are currently "under construction" and enjoying outdoor life at the same time. With a large flock of hens, a small flock of ducks, a few rabbits, two hogs, a cat and our working dog, we're staying quite "busy" - but not too busy to spend time with those we care about...
On a professional level, I've been teaching and learning in the online environment for over twelve years now! I also earned my degrees in online programs; a bachelor degree in Information Systems and a master degree in Organizational Leadership.
Much has changed in the last 12 years since I began teaching online and taking online courses! Web 2.0 technologies have made content creation and sharing much more doable and accessible. The "schools" of thought about online learning are truly exciting and there is still much to research an learn!
Things I do, both professionally and personally:
- Raise four children
- Teach others how to teach online while implementing best practices in the field
- Design courses for degree programs in a variety of subject matters, including faculty enrichment
- Facilitate online workshops, courses, mastery series and certificate programs
- Mentor those new to online teaching
- Lead quality assurance programs
- Strategize about ways to generate revenue and enhance the student and faculty experiences
Interests in education
- Leadership in Higher Education
- Online Teaching & Learning Environments
- Instructional Design (ID)
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs)
- Open Educational Resources (OERs)
- Digital Learning Environments
- Self-directed learning (heutagogy)
- Student as Producer
- Micro-credentialing systems
- Humanizing the Online Classroom