Way back in 1984, Wendy’s introduced an advertisement that in modern terms would be seen as having gone “viral.” Three elderly ladies are at a fast food counter ordering a Big Bun, and one says: As I read Educause’s article on the IDEAS Framework this past week, a similar reaction hit me. Where’s the faculty?… Read more Where’s the Faculty?
In the past, I have touched on the importance in teaching practice of asking students good questions rather than focus on rote memorization of answers. An example was my post here. Or to go back further, a question Enoch Hale raised about a Future Faculty class we both sat in (taught by Jeff Nugent): What… Read more AI and the UnGoogleable Question
Several readings that crossed my desk this week had my brain buzzing. Back in the days of the VCU Center for Teaching Excellence, I used to start the week over coffee with Jeff Nugent and Bud Deihl, and as we exchanged ideas, Bud would say “My brain is just buzzing as I try and connect… Read more Stepping Lively into the Horizon Report
One of my granddaughters and I have had a running joke for the past decade around the word “retirement”. As a pre-teen, she struggled with the idea that I could “retire” from a full-time job but keep teaching…and then retire from teaching but keep advising doctoral students, and so on. Well, I guess the joke… Read more What Is Retirement?
Those on Twitter are already aware, but a few days ago, I posted: I have been teaching for 26 years since retiring from the Navy, and today is the last day of my last class. #EDU6323 was a good way to finish, with great students past and present. Next adventure is kicking Stage 4 metastatic… Read more New Chapter
This week, I once again started the Northeastern University class EDU-6323: Technology as a Medium for Learning. I have taught this course twice a year since 2015 … and like the technology we cover, it continues to evolve. I have swapped out Michelle Miller’s (2014) book Minds Online to the newer Jim Lang Second Edition… Read more Defining Technology For Learning
Jim Lang is out with his Second Edition to Small Teaching. Anyone who follows me knows that I have liked this series, blogging about the First Edition here and the companion book that Flower Darby and Jim wrote on Small Teaching Online here. I first met Jim Lang at a local brainstorming session in Boston… Read more Small Teaching Revisited
Last week, Jane Hart published her latest Top Tools list. This was the 15th annual list compiled by Jane, and a bit of a surprise. She noted, “2021 was the YEAR OF DISRUPTION! There were a substantial number of new tools nominated this year so the main list has now been extended to 300 tools to accommodate them, and… Read more Tool Reflections
Next week, I will once again teach the doctoral course ILD-831 for Creighton University – Technology and Leadership. I enjoy this course because it pushes me as both a technology advocate and also as a advocate for people-centric leadership. To experience a bit of the digital world in which these doctoral students now or will… Read more A Flashlight versus a North Star
Tomorrow, I once again will be teaching the Northeastern course EDU-6323 – Technology as a Medium for Learning. This course has gone through a number of changes since I first taught it in 2015. At it’s core is the GRAD-602 course that Jeff Nugent and I taught back at VCU in the last decade. I… Read more The Blogs I Read Now