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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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2017: Quarks, Love, and Insight

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Two ups, a down, and some gluons.  A hadron; later, perhaps, an atom. I used to do a little warm-up exercise in faculty development workshops. I called it “Quarks of Learning.” The question was simple: what are the elementary particles … Continue reading →
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Lessons Learned 2016

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Day 1

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This is the first day of creating a blog. I wonder many times what I would write. I have reflected on would my ideas be worthy to spark conversation, challenge current ideologies, and etc. My hope, as I venture out to participate in the endeavors of Op...
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Day 1

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This is the first day of creating a blog. I wonder many times what I would write. I have reflected on would my ideas be worthy to spark conversation, challenge current ideologies, and etc. My hope, as I venture out to participate in the endeavors of Op...
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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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Virginia Faculty Collaborative cMOOC Countdown

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I’ve been working with a great group of higher ed folks affiliated with the AAC&U Faculty Collaboratives project for the last several months. The collaboratives are state-level efforts to enlist faculty in the far-reaching and essential challenges of re-imagining role of liberal education at this time of transformation across the higher education landscape. In January […]
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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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Giving the LMS a chance

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I haven’t been shy over the years in criticizing the LMS. Students have consistently told me to stick with my website instead. Downside: they can’t see their grade up-to-the-minute. Upside: it’s organized to make it simple and easy to use. Plus all the stuff I’ve mentioned before (openness, availability outside semesters, etc.) Still, my critique […]
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