Website Spring Cleaning

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Yesterday I changed from my original WordPress theme, Twenty Fifteen, to Cover. So far I’m liking the minimal design of Cover and how the blog roll page presents post excerpts rather than the full text of each blog post. In addition to this visual overhaul, I’m sifting through my old blog post drafts and deleting […]

What Was Absent From #OLCInnovate?

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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?

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

DIY Instructional Video Consultation

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In the spirit of John’s recent post-per-consultation (PPC) to broadcast valuable information from our consultations at the Center for Teaching Excellence, I am writing my first PPC. I just met with Mark Norris, a professor of linguistics who recently participated in John & I’s eXperience Play faculty learning community. (Check out the game Mark created here!) Anyways, Mark is interested … Continue reading DIY Instructional Video Consultation

Produce High Quality Instructional Videos on iPad

One of the best functions of the iPad is producing instructional videos. But how do you start? First, you will need access to an iPad (excluding the 1st generation model). Second, you will need appropriate software (Apps) and equipment (microphone). Third, you will need a website where you can post your videos. Assuming you have … Continue reading Produce High Quality Instructional Videos on iPad