Sharing My Sneaky Card

Blank playing cards sitting on a table.

Blank playing cards sitting on a table.
I’ve been thinking about large scale engagement of conference attendees and university communities. How do we encourage people to connect, try new things, and have fun in their community? How can this be achieved with minimal intrusion into daily life? What are the best strategies to involve diversity of people and personalities? Where are such […]

Establishing Epic Heroes


A women of color super hero, a meditating frog hovering with a head propeller, and a women of color elf with bow string drawn.

A women of color super hero, a meditating frog hovering with a head propeller, and a women of color elf with bow string drawn.
I developed a Storytelling Card Game for Online Learning Practitioners to play and consider their work and experiences through the lens of the Hero’s Journey. Holding a handful of cards, players are challenged to develop narratives describing their online learning experiences to share for group discussion. Goal of the Game Through prompted storytelling, this game guides players […]

Playing With #OLCInnovate 2018 Twitter Data

A word cloud of tweets from #OLCInnovate 2018. Here's the decreasing list of terms that make up the word cloud with their relative number of times used: online (204); ruha9 (184); great (175); session (165); learning (158); olctoday (138); education (134); time (126); work (111); design (102); innovation (102); keynote (100); students (96); conference (93); literacy (93); today (91); thanks (89); just (88); student (85); edtech (82); new (82); need (81); video (81); social (75); like (73); make (73); want (73); people (72); drip (70); jlknott (70); using (69); come (67); join (66); technology (65); faculty (62); conversation (60); jordosh (60); live (60); use (60); olc (59); think (59); award (58); calimorrison (56); talk (54); booth (53); keeganslw (53); tools (53); visual (53); best (52); day (52); kthompso (52); research (52); check (51); technological (50); it's (49); thank (49); way (49); nashville (48); presentation (48)
For #OLCInnovate this year, I setup Tags Explorer to view the Twitter usage of the conference. Since I also did this in 2016, there are opportunities for comparisons between the major topics discussed between the two years. I’ll only have a small chance to play with this data (for now), so I wanted to release […]

The Unofficial Guide To Unofficial Conversations At #OLCInnovate

People sitting at a table reading and conversing.
Serving as the Innovation Lab Chair for #OLCInnovate this year has allowed me to uncover many of the conversations that will take place at the conference. These discussions are hosted by individuals, informal groups, and satirical entities and shed light on the nuances of conversations that will take place this week at #OLCInnovate. Innovation Lab […]

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 […]

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?

My #OLCInnovate 2017 Journey

Lego bricks on a black table cloth.
As I write my thoughts (a lot more than originally intended) on the plane home, I’m struck by the fact that my face is rather sore from laughing and smiling so much during #OLCInnovate. Not sure if this is any indication of the last several months or the sheer fun I had at #OLCInnovate? The … Continue reading My #OLCInnovate 2017 Journey

OLC Innovate: Reflections on Virtually Attending

Recently, I had the pleasure to attend OLC Innovate. Well, not in the traditional sense. Rather, I participated through the available digital mediums at the conference. Twitter was a large portion of my engagement, but I also joined a couple conference sessions hosted by Virtually Connecting and even remotely played games with several attendees. All in all, I connected with … Continue reading OLC Innovate: Reflections on Virtually Attending

OLC Innovate: Open Twitter Data

During OLC Innovate, I setup TAGS Explorer to collect all the tweets containing #OLCInnovate. Originally, I was only interested in the various hashtags used at this conference. Overtime, my interests quickly evolved as others started engaging with the dataset. Now I want to give others the opportunity to play with and analyze the tweets from OLC Innovate. Access the Data! … Continue reading OLC Innovate: Open Twitter Data