This Is Our Why! (Innovation Crew Meet-Up)

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Brief Abstract

Crew members are invited to join at least one synchronous, virtual gathering (facilitated by Crew Lead) to engage in the activities and push the crew conversation.


Dr. Dan Keast is the Lois & Louis Rochester Professor of Music at The University of Texas Permian Basin. He is a pioneer of online teaching who presents research and innovations to a variety of disciplines across higher education. He has 30 publications in addition to digital creations in Apple App Store, Second Life, and Magna Publications. Dan links his research and teaching as he continually adapts his courses and constructivist teaching methods to new media, student needs, and innovative pedagogy. Keast won the Texas Distance Learning Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning Award in 2021 and has twice received Odessa Arts’ 'Mark Tenniswood Award' for volunteerism. He holds a Teaching Online Certificate and Master Reviewer status with Quality Matters, as well as an Online Teaching Certificate and a graduate of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning with the Online Learning Consortium. Dan is the Arts Stream Editor for the International Journal of Innovations in Online Education.

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