Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 4 Newsletter

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the fourth week of this info literacy learning community covering data privacy into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure during the week. Background Every day large data sets are impacting our world in increasing profound and potentially damaging ways. Combined with machine learning […]

Invitation To Information Literacy Learning Community

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You’re invited to study fake news, data privacy, social media, and more over the next five weeks. Our curriculum is serving two groups of people. There are cohorts of faculty, staff, and students, meeting on OU campus to engage with these topics face-to-face. Additionally, there’s an online cohort studying in an asynchronous, self-directed manner. You’re […]

Types Of Professional Development I Host – CTE Manual

At the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), I host a myriad of trainings depending on the focus and instructional needs across campus. When approaching professional development—in addition to content—I consider factors such as time commitments and formats to best serve the needs of as many individuals as possible. This post contains such information for the […]

Inspiring More DoOO Power Users – A #Domains17 Perspective

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The very last conversation I had before departing #Domains17 was with Brian Lamb. We exchanged sentiments about how it’s more difficult to publish blog posts about our best experiences since we want to adequately represent our thoughts. This hesitation leads posts to the “eternal draft graveyard.” So thank you Brian, because after reflecting on our […]

GOBLIN Returns!

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GOBLIN kicked off for the second semester this week. John and I ran four cohorts of this faculty learning community during the Spring 2016 semester and are facilitating two more GOBLIN sections over the next five weeks. I’m really looking forward to this round of GOBLIN. We’ve fine tuned some of the content, and are continually iterating on our game, but … Continue reading GOBLIN Returns!

My Vision (and Search) for a Connectivist Graduate Program

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For the last year, I’ve been contemplating graduate school. I’m still researching and evaluating various programs around the world, but I wanted to take a second and reflect on what I desire from a graduate program. I have many answers to this question, but let me expand upon this idea: I want a graduate degree program where students teach … Continue reading My Vision (and Search) for a Connectivist Graduate Program

iPadPaloozaOU Reflections

Last week was the first iPadPaloozaOU! Thanks to my colleagues that facilitated this event, in particular Anne Beck for ensuring the conference was fun and engaging! Highlights Keynote speakers – Both Jessica Herring & Lisa Johnson gave excellent keynote addresses. Learning about Jessica’s curriculum to bring robots into her english class was fascinating. And Lisa’s … Continue reading iPadPaloozaOU Reflections

Canvas Training Roundup

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These last few weeks have been intense work-wise. I’ve been developing and hosting multiple Canvas courses for instructors at the University of Oklahoma. This has been especially nerve-racking because I am (also) learning how to effectively use the tool I am teaching. Fortunately, at the end of the week I will participate in official training from … Continue reading Canvas Training Roundup

WORDJelly 2 – Synergy in Community

Together we are stronger. There are many challenges in our world. How we’re perceived, how much we earn, how many resources are available for our students, etc. Yet, when I see those that have endured—my teachers—I am proud to weather the path. I am thankful. For the gifts they have bestowed to me. For the opportunity to give … Continue reading WORDJelly 2 – Synergy in Community

GOBLIN as Open Educational Resource (OER)

This post is written by guest blogger John Stewart. John is the Assistant Director of Digital Learning at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Oklahoma and my collaborator on GOBLIN. While the thought of gamifying an entire class or even elements of a class will be daunting for many, GOBLIN also includes more universal and applicable concepts. … Continue reading GOBLIN as Open Educational Resource (OER)