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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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Metacognition and other reflections on Week Two

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This week was devoted to learning how learning theories translate into more practical instructional design methods, and researching experiential learning as an instructional theory. My rationale for taking a closer look at experiential learning was its simplest definition: learning by doing. It seems like a jumping off theory for many other instructional theories and methods […]
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Lifetime’s of Learning

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So excited about the cMOOC Open Learning ’17!<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=edtechnomad.wordpress.com&blog=122669874&post=19&subd=edtechnomad&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
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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Some additional thoughts on week one

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I thought I would use what we learned last course  – curating and organizing resources – to organize this blog and my thoughts around instructional design. Categories reflect the different tasks we were asked to select this week, and tags so far are those I have chosen to focus on. Since there already seems to […]
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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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Sliding In

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For what one might call “Engelbart Week” at Open Learning ’17, I abridged Engelbart’s epic, and epochal, “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework.” My thought was to make the reading more manageable, and to bring together resonant passages in a … <a href="http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=2694">Continue reading <span>→</span></a>
A fantastic new opportunity begins for me this week. I’ll be joining the wonderful folks at eCampusOntario as a Program Manager! Three other PMs are already well into the work: Jenni Hayman, Peg French, and Joanne Kehoe. The program managers work to aid Ontario colleges and universities in the pursuit of great technology-enabled learning. I’m more […]
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Learning Strategies and Goals

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  “A university training…aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mine, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed...
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