(Finally) Finishing That Post

Rose being held by two hands, an old and young hand
I just published a blog post that was started back in June 2016. Originally I was writing a long, detailed guide about how to integrate websites into Canvas after I’d used this tool in a training course I facilitated back in May 2016. But my writing during the summer stopped when I attended a conference and my … Continue reading (Finally) Finishing That Post

Anatomy of Slaying GOBLINs – #OpenEd16 Presentation

John Stewart & Keegan Long-Wheeler presenting at Open Ed 16 conference
Last week, John and I gave one of my favorite presentations while at #OpenEd16. We spoke about our game-based professional development program, GOBLIN. During our 25 minute presentation, we combined role-play, gameplay, storytelling, and discussion to emulate the experience of participating in a session of GOBLIN. Role-Play To add subtle hype to our final-day-of-the-conference session, we distributed a few sightings … Continue reading Anatomy of Slaying GOBLINs – #OpenEd16 Presentation

Fighting Hate As Normalcy

blue ocean waves
Tuesday night after the election results were clear, a verbal assault occurred on my campus. One of my friend’s little sisters was shouted at by a man who claimed the results of the election gave him the right to “grab her by the pussy.” Fortunately, she was with a group of people at the time … Continue reading Fighting Hate As Normalcy

My Identity Crisis And The Support Of Others

Blue stars filled sky with two people gazing from cliffside
I’m taking a break from email, writing my #OpenEd16 reflections, and planning for next semester because I need to write. Now that Donald Trump is the president-elect, I’m having an identity crisis. For the first time in my life, I don’t feel American. For the first time, I don’t want to be. It’s all been said … Continue reading My Identity Crisis And The Support Of Others

eXperience Polish

Guy sitting in a recording sound booth
If you are interested in participating in eXperience Play (XP) remotely, I am going to provide a to-do list of items each week. These to-do lists will include a variety of tasks such as playing games, reflecting, blogging, and portions of game development. If you complete all five to-do lists, you will produce an educational text-based … Continue reading eXperience Polish

How to Blog, Develop Curriculum, Microblog, & Discuss in 50 Minutes

Last Friday I had the pleasure to present at OU’s 5th annual Academic Technology Expo with John Stewart. Since our “presentation” was more of a hands-on workshop, titled Mobile Blogging, Scholarship, and Cultivating Student Success, we had participants blog, develop curriculum, microblog and discuss applications of mobile blogging in their classrooms. It was phenomenal, and here’s how we accomplished everything in 50 minutes: Minutes 0-10 … Continue reading How to Blog, Develop Curriculum, Microblog, & Discuss in 50 Minutes

What’s In Store for Spring 2016?

I am really looking forward to the trainings and presentations for the upcoming semester. In particular, I am excited about hosting GOBLIN for the first time (more details below). In addition to GOBLIN, here’s a list of trainings I am offering this semester through CTE (descriptions, schedules, and sign-up links provided where available): Mobile Blogging & Scholarship … Continue reading What’s In Store for Spring 2016?