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Can’t Let it Go — Inclusive Pedagogy With #Gedivt

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We are deep in the heart of the Contemporary Pedagogy Syllabus and last week’s session on Inclusive Pedagogy left me reeling — in a good way. Talking with a diverse group of people about how to cultivate inclusive and diverse classrooms is ...
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Open Passage

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This is my kind-of, mini-reflection on #OpenEd17. The conference is still going though, so I am jumping the gun a bit. Last year at my 1st Open Ed conference, I didn’t know anyone. This year, I am lucky to have lots of friends here. But open educators are open people. It hasn’t been this easy to […]
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Longing for Openness

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In his Foreword to the recently published book, Open Education: International Perspectives in Higher Education, David Wiley stated, “When properly understood, openness is a value.”  This is intriguing.   In the eight years that have passed since I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Richard Baraniuk speak about the open education movement, I’ve been seeking to […]
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Why Open Matters

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Happy 2017
A retired American scientific glassblower, I started on my career journey at a California community college after I graduated from high school. On a whim I signed up for a...
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Looking at Stars

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We grow up watching our stars and wanting to be like them. We can see them because they have to do their thing in the open. Because we can see them we can try to do it like them. When I’m a pro skateboarder, I’m going to skate like Tony Hawk. When I’m in a […]
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Lifetime’s of Learning

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Whenever I meet another glassblower I ask them “when did you first get in trouble for starting a fire?” They always have a story. I was about five when my...
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Hoagy, Bix, Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhouse and me

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I was coming to the end of my first year as a scientific glassblower. Thurston LeVay, the owner of Glass Instruments, came into the shop and talked with the leadman,...
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Change is… Good?

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A few weeks ago I started updating my site for the new semester: making sure dates were correct, moving a couple things around, etc. When I did that, for a reason I still don’t understand, my site broke. Pages I am absolutely positive existed disappeared. Menu items led nowhere. I swore a blue streak. Once […]
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My College Degree as a Digital Humanities Project

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I’m developing a new model for adult learners so they can avoid the experience I had while trying to improve my skills at a Community College. Combining Self-Directed Learning, Computational...
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Beyond the Content

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It’s been a busy summer. Last semester, I was honored to be a part of the Virginia AAC&U Faculty Collaboratives Open Learning Hub steering committee. As part of my responsibilities, I was asked to evaluate and write the final report on the experience.  It was an informal and exploratory sort of document, which fits the... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/beyond-the-content/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=15251&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
It’s been a busy summer. Last semester, I was honored to be a part of the Virginia AAC&U Faculty Collaboratives Open Learning Hub steering committee. As part of my responsibilities, I was asked to evaluate and write the final report on the experience.  It was an informal and exploratory sort of document, which fits the... […]
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