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3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Making A Twine Game/Story

By |February 14th, 2018|cte, EdTech, OU Create|

Twine, flowers, orange, and scissors on a wooden table.
So you’re looking at Twine for choice-based storytelling and/or game design? When I was learning Twine there were three major things I wish I’d known at the beginning (probably more but lets start with 3 for now): 1) The Technology – creating with Twine can be as simple as just using [[double brackets]] around words to […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 1 Newsletter

By |February 13th, 2018|cte, EdTech|

Road construction signs that read
I’ve converted the curriculum for the first week of this info literacy learning community covering fake news into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Fake News existed well before the term was popularized. With the advent of digital technologies it has evolved to dominate online […]

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Invitation To Information Literacy Learning Community

By |February 13th, 2018|cte, EdTech|

Lady holding out a coffee cup to you as an invitation to take the cup. She is smiling.
You’re invited to study fake news, data privacy, social media, and more over the next five weeks. Our curriculum is serving two groups of people. There are cohorts of faculty, staff, and students, meeting on OU campus to engage with these topics face-to-face. Additionally, there’s an online cohort studying in an asynchronous, self-directed manner. You’re […]

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PSA: A.I. To Generate Revenge Porn Of You

By |February 2nd, 2018|cte, EdTech, Students|

Woman walking away from the camera down a snow covered road into a white abyss of snow.
Last night I watched a YouTube video from Philip DeFranco, and the first story he covered was about a tool being used to digitally transplant celebrities faces into porn videos. Motherboard (NSFW), The Verge, and other tech journalists are reporting more on this “AI-assited” face swapping, if you’d like to read those accounts. However, I want […]

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Engaging Students in Information Literacy – A Quick Post

By |January 31st, 2018|cte, EdTech, OU, Students|

Stack of newspaper that shows the World Business section header.
Life has been a bit hectic lately (more on that at the bottom of this post), but I wanted to share a project I’ve been developing. Ever since the election, I’ve felt like society (or maybe it’s just me) is having an identity crisis. Politics is more polarizing with the prevalence of a “party before […]

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Finding Conference Funding for Undergraduates

By |January 30th, 2018|JMC|

My passion for having students engaged in our professional conversations has been articulated loud and clear (read here, here, and here). We need more of it. But when it comes to conferences, we are often faced with the question of how to find funding for students to attend with us, and often this barrier leads us to... Continue reading

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Stepping Up

By |January 23rd, 2018|Education and Learning|

440 days ago I started a counter to remind the politicians in Oklahoma that promised to pass a bill to give K12 teachers a raise. They made these promises to persuade Oklahomans to vote against State Question 779. They said they had a better plan than the one penny tax that would have provided revenue... Continue reading

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One Year.

By |January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

For the last 365 days, I have not drank a single diet coke. I’ve never been fully diagnosed (I don’t know even if they diagnose this) but I’m quite certain I’m addicted to sugar (and sugar substitutes) and this addiction–while it is not limited to diet sodas–has most manifested itself best in this bubbly goodness.... Continue reading

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Hiking in Beavers Bend State Parking

By |January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

I ended 2017 by spending two and half days in Broken Bow, Oklahoma attending one of my oldest friend’s bachelor party. I first met Ben in middle school through my dad who at the time was Ben’s bus driver. We became friends in high school and although he migrated south to Baylor for undergrad, we... Continue reading

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Media and the End of the World (The Podcast)

By |November 22nd, 2017|JMC|

Recently, Ralph Beliveau and I launched a podcast called Media and the End of the World. Podcasting is a medium I’ve wanted to delve into for awhile now and after a couple false starts trying to get one going, I’m really thankful Ralph asked me to join him in this endeavor. The format is fairly... Continue reading

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