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A Virtual Introduction

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As the new Associate Director at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute (GEHLI), I’ve been getting a lot of virtual introductions that sound like these recently. Spend enough time in higher education,  and you will send and receive these things so often that you stop thinking about what they really are, which is a... […]
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How Do You Hyperlink (Visual Article Series)

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Another remake, this time of a graphic that emerged from my dissertation research.  You can find the original here. The photograph was taken by Morgan Sessions and can be found on unsplash.com for universal (public domain) use.
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Greetings from the #OpenLearning17 Connected Learning Coach

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This week marks the opening of Open Learning: A Connectivist MOOC for Faculty Collaboratives, a 15-week course that aims to “design and provide a helpful and stimulating learning experience for all participants that results in measurable improvement in the use of digital affordances and sustainable professional development connections across Virginia and other areas.” For the... […]
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A Little Bird Gets a New Look (Visual Article Series)

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I originally created and published A Little Bird Told Me: Maximizing Your Learning on Twitter in 2015.  The one page list of strategies was my first ever pinned tweet.  It has been one of my more successful online endeavors, capturing thousands of views and hundreds (maybe close to a thousand if you count across platforms) of downloads.  Instructors... […]
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Making Your Own Color Palettes

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Update (1/9/17): Since posting this and posting the individual palettes on Twitter, I’ve had an outpouring of interest in this idea.  Many people have pointed me towards automated means to get this sort of thing done.  My favorites include www.palettefx.com (h/t Jenet Morrow from Twitter) and Tom Woodward‘s wordpress plugin (see his comment, below). And these... […]
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Connecting Learning to Leadership

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My doctoral research  focused on the epistemology, practice, and evaluation of connected learning.  Connected learning emphasizes the power of making connections across contexts, disciplines, people, and time. By encouraging students to connect academic work to personal hobbies, passion projects, after school jobs, and community living, educators imply that those activities have educational value when framed and... […]
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Lessons Learned 2016

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Dissertating in the Open (Visual Article Series)

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To continue my series of visual articles on educational research, I have branched out (or perhaps come home) to the act of dissertating in the open. The following is meant to introduce the idea – to show the overlap and points of potential integration between open scholarship and the process of planning, implementing, and publishing... […]
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Describing Qualitative Methods in Educational Research: The Annotated Infographic

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As I described in my last post, Understanding Educational Research and Design, I have spent a significant amount of the last year reading and evaluating the educational research literature for its structure, themes, and methods. I found problems; too many articles lacked epistemological framing, glossed over faulty sampling and data collection, provided minimal information on... […]
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Understanding Educational Research Design: The Infographic

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I.  This infographic represents a love letter, from me to the educational research community at large.  Over the last year, I have engaged in two large, systematic literature reviews, designed an educational research instrument, co-written an educational research grant, and completed and defended my dissertation research in educational research and evaluation.  These projects have not... […]
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