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.
I've been teaching and learning in the online environment for over twelve years now! I also earned my degrees in online programs.
So 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.
I co-developed and facilitated the Foundations of Online Teaching
course at Emory in 2013. Since that time, about 50
faculty, graduate students and staff have completed the course. In addition, I've been a mentor and facilitator for the Online Learning Consortium's Online Teaching Certificate since 2012. I facilitate workshops and mastery series such as the instructional design mastery series YouTube for Teaching and Learning, Creating an Interactive Syllabus and will also be facilitating the Instructional Design Certificate Program beginning in July, 2017.
I am currently heading up the summer online program at Emory University. Over the past three years, we've grown the program from offering six courses to 27 courses and will add six more for summer 2018. We're hosting online courses for 450+ students this summer!
Interests in 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
- Badges and micro-credentialing systems
- Leadership in Higher Education
- Humanizing the Online Classroom