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A Post-IT Post

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A post-IT post before I leave Newark. During my  panel presentation at #WCET16 this AM, I heard some colleagues slip into tech-first talk, despite the fact I had been espousing a pedagogy-first perspective (and they had been nodding vigorously) for almost an hour. To make matters worse, some of them would start sentences with pedagogy and... […]
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The Problem with the EduSocMedia Lit: A presentation for WCET 2016

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Tomorrow, Laura Pasquini, Ron Hannaford, and I will be presenting at the WCET Annual Meeting on methods, practices, and implications of Social Media Research. This came about because Ron, Director of Distance Learning at Biola University, was inspired to coordinate a panel to address the fact that higher education institutions need empirical data to direct... […]
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Selfies & avatars as a form of reflection

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Recently, I’ve spent much time and energy  discussing the pedagogical merits of blogging: a practice that supports skills such as social networking; providing and receiving feedback; developing a sense of audience; and creating a searchable, filterable, organizable record of thinking and growth over time. Alan Levine talks about this last benefit all the time – he can... […]
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Coding and the Adult Learner

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I have done a significant amount of coursework in adult learning. I’ve read the canon. I’ve taught classes to other educators on adult learning.  I’ve published a chapter. Furthermore, I’ve been accused of being an adult learner. In the first year of my doctoral program, a random faculty member stopped me in the hallway to shake... […]
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LEGO Critique Deux: CITY Fun in the Park Set (This time it’s PERSONAL!)

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Last year, in an effort to “walk the walk”, I reviewed the LEGO Robie House. I find myself teaching the LEGO FSEM again this fall, and figured: well, let’s walk again. This time, I picked a set I was super excited about, the CITY Fun in the Park set. It’s a pretty small set, considering […]
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Reflections on (Im)perfection

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When I talk about blogging with students (or faculty) who are just starting to blog, someone almost always asks “how do I know what’s good enough to share?” It’s a great question. I ask it of myself almost every single time I sit down to write a post. It seems to me that the question reveals... […]
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Digital Presence: A Scheduled Chat with Ken Bauer’s Students

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Tomorrow, Lee Skallerup and I will be speaking to Ken Bauer’s #iTec Digital Identity course, a five day bootcamp on digital identity for undergraduate students at Tecnológico de Monterrey on…you guessed it – digital identity.  Ken has put together a stunning lineup – Dave Cormier, Bonnie Stewart, Alan Levine, Amy Burvall, and Autumm Caines – and... […]
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Thanks for the memories, Vinny!

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It’s time for Dodger baseball!
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The Wedge

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The formation of the surfing spot known as the Wedge was a by-product of alterations to the Newport Harbor, which were completed and re-dedicated on May 23, 1936. Before those...
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New Call for eCampus Research and Innovation Grants – 2016

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eCampusOntario has announced a new 2016-18 Research and Innovation Grants Call for Proposals. University of Toronto Internal Process Information Download Call for Proposals The invitation to submit proposals states: “As a centre for excellence in online learning, eCampusOntario has a mandate … Continue reading →
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