The Next Disruption

I always tell my students this…and some may even believe it – but one reason I love teaching in this digital age is that being a teacher is less about expertise as it is about facilitating learning…and that includes my own learning.  So I tell my students that I learn as much from them as… Read more The Next Disruption

The Passing of a Shipmate

Sometimes Facebook gives you unexpected bad news.  Such was the case last week when I saw the obituary for an old shipmate, Steve Coleman.  I was lucky to serve with (and teach with) Steve at my first teaching job, Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI.  Steve graduated from Annapolis two years before I did, and… Read more The Passing of a Shipmate

Teaching Over the Waterfall

I unplugged a bit this past week.  My wife and I were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary with a trip through western Pennsylvania, visiting two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses – Kentuck Knob and FallingWater. Both houses were interesting in that they pushed the boundaries of what typical houses were.  One of Wright’s core beliefs… Read more Teaching Over the Waterfall

Tools Retrograde

For the 12th year in a row, Jane Hart is once again asking professionals to vote on their own top tools for learning. I always look forward to Jane’s call for votes…as it provides an opportunity for me to reflect on my own use.  Last year’s compilation can be found here.  My post last year… Read more Tools Retrograde

Hard and Necessary

I have not seen the report yet (it is a bit pricey for us adjuncts), but there was an interesting post in the Chronicle of Higher Education this morning on a new report on the future of learning and the potential impact this will have on college classrooms.  Beckie Supiano interviewed Beth McMurtrie on this… Read more Hard and Necessary

A Little b Blogger

Jeff Nugent, now Director of Learning and Applied Innovation at Colgate University, used to talk to Bud Deihl and I over coffee about synchronicity, noting that themes…particularly on the web…seemed to surface at the same time.  The one for me this week was “little b blogging.”  Cogdog started it off for me, noting that “…after… Read more A Little b Blogger