Swimming in my PLE this weekend and it felt a little like the Dow Jones Stock Index…up one minute, down the next. I am an optimist by nature and believe that as the web grows even more ubiquitous, faculty by and large will look for ways to integrate it into their classroom. There are certainly… Read more The Rollercoaster Ride of Faculty Development
It has been a busy week but I have had some enjoyable experiences. Last night, I covered Jeff Nugent’s class, Learning with Digital Media, while he was at the POD Conference. Today, I worked with the faculty of the Occupational Therapy program on instructional uses of the web. In both cases, I got to see… Read more The Interconnected Tool Set
I had the privilege of facilitating a panel discussion today during one of our Brown Bag luncheons in which Terry Carter and Jon Becker joined me to discuss new opportunities for academic publishing. All three of us blog, and we shared how we each use blogs in education. Our podcast is located here. Give a… Read more Blogging Panel Discussion
As you know from my last post, I spent Friday with Jeff Nugent co-facilitating a full-day workshop at the INFORMS Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium. It was rather exciting to spend a full day with a room full of mathematicians! I am still reflecting on what transpired, but wanted to share some thoughts on one aspect, triggered… Read more The Digital Divide – Students versus Faculty
Every now and then, you are reading a book or article, and a phrase jumps out and grabs you. It happened last night on page 198 of David Weinberger‘s delightful Everything is Miscellaneous. “The task of knowing is no longer to see the simple. It is to swim in the complex.” Wow! David’s book is… Read more Swimming in the Complex
With my nephew’s wedding this past weekend, I did not get around to posting something that happened last week, but I was deeply moved. One of my colleagues from Gwinnett Technical College, Jackie Bush, called me last Thursday morning to simply thank me. She is retiring and moving on to a consulting business, and before… Read more Class Act
I think I am in trouble! In 9 days, Jeff Nugent and I are doing a full day training session at INFORMS Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium in Washington DC. Jeff is starting off with a session on How People Learn. I then spend some time exploring the Net Generation. Then we tie it together with Teaching,… Read more Not Net Gen – Oh No!
Darren Draper had an interesting and thought provoking post Monday, which is no surprise from Darren. In “No Teacher Left Behind?,” Darren began by noting that he believed the positive message David Truss had posted in “Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood?“, but then asked if: In spending so much time to create (shallow?)… Read more No Teacher Left Behind
One way to boost readership is to assign your own blog as a reading for your grad students! All kidding aside, I blogged last week about two speakers at the ECVA Conference. In “How Much Hand Holding?“, I discussed what Michael Wesch had said about the new literacies required for teaching in the 21st Century,… Read more Grad Students Reflection on My Blog Post
I am not a Twitter rock star. I follow 140 people who I truly believe help me grow, and I have as of this morning 163 following me. I have found Twitter to be a powerful part of my PLN. I continually learn from my network as they post interesting comments, ideas, and links. It… Read more Brilliant or Stealing?