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

CFT’s and a Bias for Action

I have been posting about Centers For Teaching (CFT’s) as Centers for Excellence, inspired by my current reading of Tom Peters’ new book The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work that Wows and Jobs that Last.  I discussed Chapters 1-4 here and Chapters 5-8 here.  This post deals with Chapters 9-12, which cover… Read more CFT’s and a Bias for Action

It May Be Coincidence But

… Pi Day. Einstein’s birthday. Stephen Hawking’s death. 3.14 does seem mystical! One of Hawking’s quotes that seems appropriate today: “The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.”… Read more It May Be Coincidence But

A Plethora of Websites

Last week in EDU6323, we explored formal and informal learning management systems, using our Facebook closed group to discuss the efficacy of areas like Facebook for learning rather than the time tested Blackboard.  A good discussion…but after I suggested that maybe the answer was not “LMS or Facebook” so much as “LMS and Facebook”, one… Read more A Plethora of Websites