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The Unofficial Guide To Unofficial Conversations At #OLCInnovate

By |April 17th, 2018|cte, EdTech|

People sitting at a table reading and conversing.
Serving as the Innovation Lab Chair for #OLCInnovate this year has allowed me to uncover many of the conversations that will take place at the conference. These discussions are hosted by individuals, informal groups, and satirical entities and shed light on the nuances of conversations that will take place this week at #OLCInnovate. Innovation Lab […]

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The Unofficial Guide To Unofficial Conversations At #OLCInnovate

By |April 17th, 2018|cte, EdTech|

People sitting at a table reading and conversing.
Serving as the Innovation Lab Chair for #OLCInnovate this year has allowed me to uncover many of the conversations that will take place at the conference. These discussions are hosted by individuals, informal groups, and satirical entities and shed light on the nuances of conversations that will take place this week at #OLCInnovate. Innovation Lab […]

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I received a grant to adopt an open textbook!

By |April 4th, 2018|JMC, Teaching|

I was informed earlier this week that I was one of 13 faculty who were awarded the Alternative Textbook Grant that is provided by OU Libraries. Very cool! From the news release: University Libraries awarded Alternative Textbook grants to 13 recipients for implementing open educational resources for their classes in the 2018-2019 academic year. The […]

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Algorithms, Education, & Inequality – OU Reading Circle

By |March 23rd, 2018|cte, EdTech|

A little boy holding a book with a surprised expression on his face
Next week I’m kicking off a reading circle at my Uni. We’re reading Weapons of Math Destruction – How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Dr. Cathy O’Neil. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I missed Bryan Alexander’s reading group last year. I was excited to see folks at OU share my interest […]

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Algorithms, Education, & Inequality – OU Reading Circle

By |March 23rd, 2018|cte, EdTech|

A little boy holding a book with a surprised expression on his face
Next week I’m kicking off a reading circle at my Uni. We’re reading Weapons of Math Destruction – How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Dr. Cathy O’Neil. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I missed Bryan Alexander’s reading group last year. I was excited to see folks at OU share my interest […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 5 Newsletter

By |March 14th, 2018|cte, EdTech, Students|

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the fifth (and final) week of this info literacy learning community into this newsletter covering the people facing issues from all the topics we’ve studied. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure during the week. Background During our time together, we’ve explored many issues involving […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 4 Newsletter

By |March 6th, 2018|cte, EdTech, Students|

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the fourth week of this info literacy learning community covering data privacy into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure during the week. Background Every day large data sets are impacting our world in increasing profound and potentially damaging ways. Combined with machine learning […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 3 Newsletter

By |February 28th, 2018|Create, cte, EdTech|

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the third week of this info literacy learning community covering social media into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Social media is an ever-changing landscape of expression, connections, influence, and manipulation. In fact, this week, Twitter has decided to crack […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 3 Newsletter

By |February 28th, 2018|Create, cte, EdTech|

Two butterflies next to each other on adjacent flowers.
I’ve converted the curriculum for the third week of this info literacy learning community covering social media into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Social media is an ever-changing landscape of expression, connections, influence, and manipulation. In fact, this week, Twitter has decided to crack […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 2 Newsletter

By |February 23rd, 2018|cte, EdTech|

Close up of an empty spider web.
I’ve converted the curriculum for the second week of this info literacy learning community covering web literacy into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Web literacy is often the most valuable skill when recognizing fake news. Since most of fake news is easily propagated across […]

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