Small Teaching Revisited

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

Tool Reflections

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

The Blogs I Read Now

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

My Top Tools for 2021

With the exception of 2012, I have participated every year in Jane Hart’s call asking what the top ten digital tools are that I use.  For the 15th Annual Survey, my top ten tools are listed below. My choices this year reflect both the common themes I have used for quite a few years in… Read more My Top Tools for 2021

New Badge for My Course

Northeastern University where I teach in the Masters of eLearning and Instructional Design has begun awarding badges to acknowledge specific skills or knowledge gained through the university’s credit-bearing, curriculum-based experiences. In a recent Forbes article, Tom Vander Ark noted that badges offered a better credential of learning, and that the pandemic had accelerated this shift… Read more New Badge for My Course

Verbs

Like many of you, I have been reading blog posts that summarized last year and looked forward to the new year.  “New Year Resolutions” are always kind of interesting, particularly since so few are kept! So I found Laura Blankenship’s post interesting, as she looked at the word “resolutions” itself – which flows from the… Read more Verbs

A Janus 2020 Look

Janus was an ancient Roman god of beginnings, transitions, time, passages, and endings.  He has two faces, as he always looks both at the past and the future.  The past year has certainly been a passage, with the global pandemic and the recent American elections…and as the year draws to a close, looking back and… Read more A Janus 2020 Look