11 11 11 #postvember

Numbers counting to 11 on the side of a boat dock.
Daniel Lynds is posting “11 sentences everyday that take spatterings from things around [him]” during the month of November and I wanted to write one because I like the idea and it looked fun (what better day than 11/11?). I’m still pondering the fantastic/organic discussion we had during our reading group this week about cultural […]

Humanizing The Search Index – Becoming An Algorithm

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This week I created edufeeds.keeganslw.com, which uses a simple web app as a educational blog aggregator. It’s built in WordPress with plugins, and it’s a tool I’m planning to use in order to save time, energy, and stay updated with blogs I follow. In fact, I’m hoping to beat out Google in terms of tailored […]

Securing Websites & Saving Space With Static HTML

Shelves containing binders of files.
A couple weeks ago, I completed a couple web maintenance projects I’ve been meaning to tackle. HTTPS FTW I (finally) secured many of my DoOO websites using this guide from Reclaim Hosting (thanks Tim!). Now keeganslw.com, GOBLIN, eXperiencePlay, etc. will automatically serve encrypted https:// links instead of http://. I’m really EXCITED about completing this project as Google […]

Everyday Software As Website Builders

Woodcarving tools on top of a table being carved.
Last week, I explored building websites using Google Docs. Since you can export a .html version of your document from GDocs, you can upload and host this file to any web server. In other words, this document can be hosted on my domain like so: gdocwebsite.keeganslw.com. Everyday Software As Website Builders Google Docs is not […]

A Server Of One’s Own

Servers stacked together with cables running between each.
One conversation Jim Groom and I had last month in Australia was about development in the Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) space and how to best facilitate growth. This post is not the answer, but our discussion continues to spur thoughts that I want to document. In boils down to this: I want a Server […]

Australia Adventures – How My Domain Helped Me Get A Job

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I’ll be heading to Australia to help RMIT University with their Canvas LMS transition. Since I just finished supporting the University of Oklahoma’s year-long transition from D2L to Canvas, I’m looking forward to taking what I’ve learned over the last year and using it to help RMIT use Canvas to its full potential. My goal […]

The Web As A Tool – WebFest Reflection

Rock concert with blue lights
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a new Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) training on campus alongside John Stewart. This training, WebFest, was centered around building websites and engaging in many of the conversations that surround DoOO. There was a much stronger level of interest than we anticipated and this professional development filled only […]

Inspiring More DoOO Power Users – A #Domains17 Perspective

Man repairing motor bike.
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 […]

What Was Absent From #OLCInnovate?

Empty table with two coffee mugs and a smartphone.
Now that I’ve journaled my experiences at #OLCInnovate I wanted to dive deeper into a couple things I feel were missing (to the extent I’d like to see) from #OLCInnovate. Bring Students to #OLCInnovate Since the conversations at #OpenEd16, especially surrounding the presentation that Adam Croom facilitated and involved student voices, I’ve seen more focus on including students … Continue reading What Was Absent From #OLCInnovate?

How To Integrate Websites Into Canvas

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I wanted to walkthrough one of my favorite Canvas integrations. Originally, I discovered this integration and used it in one of the early professional development courses I led for faculty transitioning (from D2L) to Canvas back in May 2016, which you can view here. My discovery of this integration was driven by the desire to replicate … Continue reading How To Integrate Websites Into Canvas