End of Challenge

I only lasted a few days on this challenge, but I wont consider it a failure. This challenge helped me meet my goal of becoming more comfortable putting my ideas in a public space. I may not blog daily or even weekly, but I will continue to blog and share ideas.

Teaching in the Age of Knowledge Abundance

For the past few weeks I have been pondering ideas for a new faculty development effort that takes into account the unique nature of knowledge in 2015. I am hashing out details for a cohort based series titled Teaching in the Age of Knowledge Abundance. The term knowledge abundance came to my attention during a Keynote […]

Day 5 of 30-Day Challenge

Ok, only 4 days in and I blew it. I missed day 4 of my 30-day blogging challenge. Oh well, I am giving myself a pass since it was a national holiday.  Here we go with Day 5. When I sat down today, I thought I would be ready to revisit the idea of connected […]

Day 3 of 30

“I said schools as we know them now, they’re obsolete. I’m not saying they’re broken. It’s quite fashionable to say that the education system’s broken. It’s not broken. It’s wonderfully constructed. It’s just that we don’t need it anymore. It’s outdated.” -Sugata Mitra- TED talk 2013 I truly didn’t think I would be inspired to write much today, but […]

Day 2 of 30-Day Challenge

On day 2 of this challenge,  I must admit I didn’t realize how hard it would be to force myself to sit down at my computer on a Saturday afternoon to write. This blogging challenge may be harder than I thought. Luckily, inspiration for an idea came quickly once I got myself to the computer. Today, […]

30-Day Blogging Challenge

I may be crazy and I may fail, but I am challenging myself to 30-days of blogging. I mentioned this to a few of my colleagues and indeed they thought I was nuts. I understand their reaction, 30 days of blogging is a big commitment. I am taking this challenge after seeing a 30-day blogging challenge […]

Down the Rabbit Hole

This past weekend, I fell down the academic rabbit hole and what a journey it was. I have to admit it has been a good long time since I have allowed myself the pleasure of taking this somewhat aimless journey of exploration. My journey began on Twitter, where I read a tweet from @veletsianos  ‘New […]

Reflections after ET4OL

Over the past week, while at the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference, it once again became clear to me that it is all about people and connections. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work with tremendous colleagues throughout my career, but there is something different going on in the Ed Tech world. Something […]

Inspiration as an Online Educator

I am once again feeling inspired as an online educator.  Much like many University faculty, I am spending the early weeks in December, collecting final papers and assignments, hunkering down in a comfy spot and grading. Grading is, for me, the least rewarding part of being a teacher. Luckily, my students this semester are making […]