New Class New Perspectives

Last year, I was asked to develop a new course for a new Certificate in Catholic School Leadership.  My course is the middle course in a three-course program, and the pilot group started my course this week.  Given that the course focuses on technology, communication, and school improvement, I decided to have my students blog… Read more New Class New Perspectives

Got My Attention

Over the weekend, I continued reading Tom Friedman’s new book, Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.  I have to admit that the second section on accelerations – technologies, globalizations, and ecologies – scared the crap out of me! In a methodical manner, Friedman laid out his… Read more Got My Attention

Only Been One Decade

I loved the second chapter of Tom Friedman’s new book, Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.  The chapter title is “What the Hell Happened in 2007?” Good question.  It has only been a decade since 2007, and given that I joined the VCU Center for Teaching… Read more Only Been One Decade

The Pause Button

The Pause Button… If you have used technology as long as I have, you really do not think about the symbology associated with certain actions.  We all have grown accustomed to the two vertical bars that indicate PAUSE: I have started reading Tom Friedman’s new book Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to… Read more The Pause Button

A Year in the Spiral

It is the last day of 2008, and as with many others, it is a time for reflection. 2008 was certainly a very different year from my 57 previous ones.  Even though I had worked with computers for years and had engaged in online learning for the past dozen years, in many ways I was… Read more A Year in the Spiral