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  • 01:36

    Building a Global Learning Community with Patrick Blessinger

    in Education

    Mary E. LaLuna welcomes Patrick Blessinger for a monthly discussion focused around education. This months' topic is "Building a Global Learning Community"     Patrick Blessinger is a global leader and recognized expert (Fulbright Scholar; Governor's Teaching Fellow) in education, learning, and instruction.  Patrick is the founder and Executive Director (CEO) of the International HETL Association, co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Meaning-Centered Education.   Mary E. LaLuna is a k-12 educator,specializing in problem based learning, STEM integration, MAE-Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a MEd. Leadership.    http://www.patrickblessinger.com/partners-in-dialogue-creating-meaningful-learning-environments/   http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2012/may/23/global-virtual-learning-environments

  • 01:01

    Patrick Blessinger~Meaning Centered Education

    in Education

    Patrick Blessinger is a  peer-recognized expert and thought leader in the field of higher education and teaching & learning. Today's discussion will be focused on his newest publication with co-editor Olga Kovbasyuk, "Meaning Centered Education."   He has  received several education awards including a Fulbright Scholarship from the US Department of State and a Governor’s Teaching Fellowship from the State of Georgia, USA, and  was selected as an Honorary Rotarian for his community service and volunteer activities. He is the founder and Executive Director (CEO) of the International HETL Association. Also, the co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Meaning-Centered Education. Founder and principal of the Academe Group as well as principal and co-director of International Micro-Summits.  CEO/Founder of the Faculty Academy. founder and editor of the International HETL Review and the co-editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Co-editor and author of several volumes within the Increasing Student Engagement and Retention book series (Emerald Group Publishing) and co-editor and author of the book, Meaning-Centered Education: International Perspectives and Explorations in Higher Education (Routledge Publishing).

  • 01:32

    "Education: Purpose and Passion" with Patrick Blessinger

    in Education

    Mary E. LaLuna welcomes Patrick Blessinger for a monthly discussion focused around education. This months' topic is "Education: Purpose and Passion."  Joining Mary and Patrick will be Olga Kovbasyuk .   Olga Kovbasyuk has been teaching for thirty years in various educational institutions and has managed many international academic programs and intercultural projects. She is the founder of the Global Learning Center in Russia, and a past president of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association.    Patrick Blessinger is a global leader and recognized expert (Fulbright Scholar; Governor's Teaching Fellow) in education, learning, and instruction.  Patrick is the founder and Executive Director (CEO) of the International HETL Association, co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Meaning-Centered Education.   Mary E. LaLuna is a k-12 educator,specializing in problem based learning, STEM integration, MAE-Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a MEd. Leadership.     

  • 01:25

    Patrick Blessinger ~ Meaning Centered Education, Part 2

    in Education

    Patrick Blessinger, founder of HETL, will join Mary E. LaLuna for part 2 of their indepth conversation about Global Education, Higher Education, and his book, Meanging Centered Education. with co-editor Olga Kovbasyuk, "Meaning Centered Education."  Patrick Blessiner is a global leader and recognized expert (Fulbright Scholar; Governor's Teaching Fellow) in education, learning, and instruction. Patrick was selected as an Honorary Rotarian for his community service activities. Patrick’s passion is to transform learning through interdisciplinary and international collaborations. Patrick’s scholarly contributions are in the areas of educational philosophy, learning, meaning, inquiry, and instructional design. Patrick is the founder and Executive Director (CEO) of the International HETL Association, co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Meaning-Centered Education, founder and principal of the Academe Group, and founder and CEO of the Faculty Academy.