Linda and I will be travelling to my parent’s home in Augusta, Georgia, to spend Thanksgiving with them and my brother’s family. Before hitting the road, it seems a good time to reflect on the meaning of this coming holiday. I have so much for which to be thankful. First and foremost, a wonderful wife… Read more Thanksgiving 2009
Yesterday, Jeff Nugent and I had the opportunity to present at the 2008 Virginia School Board Association annual convention. We had around 40 people attend our session entitled “Email Is For Old People.” Two were school administrators and the rest were all school board members from around the state. These were our presentations slides: Vsba2008… Read more Email is For Old People
Laptops to many university students today are the equivalent of the spiral notebooks of my generation – a necessary part of attending college. Yet, students find mixed reactions when they fire up their laptop in a classroom. Friday, I had the opportunity to facilitate a brown bag discussion with a group of faculty from diverse… Read more Students and Laptops in the Classroom
I was slated to run a session today on “Blogging in the Academy” but ended up going a different direction instead. Our workshop description stated: Blogs have begun to move beyond personal journaling to emerge as a possible form of academic publishing. Blogs today provide a reflective medium for publication of teaching and research, and… Read more Blogging Instructionally
(…or “It’s All Fracking Online!!!”) I was looking over the session schedule for the SLOAN-C Conference on Online Learning and was a bit disappointed in what I saw. Here, as in elsewhere throughout the blogosphere and more importantly the mainstream education journals, one sees the term “online learning” continually bantered around. Yet, it is a… Read more What is Online Learning?