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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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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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Defend Net Neutrality With One Code – 3-Step WordPress Guide

By |November 21st, 2017|cte, EdTech, Wordpress|

Statue of Liberty in front of a blue partly-cloudy sky.
Yet again, the free and open internet is facing extinction. Besides calling your representatives to stop this attack on our equal internet, you can help spread the word using your own website(s) and one line of code. This 3-step guide can help you setup a widget overlay on a WordPress site to drive traffic and calls […]

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Defend Net Neutrality With One Code – 3-Step WordPress Guide

By |November 21st, 2017|cte, EdTech, Wordpress|

Statue of Liberty in front of a blue partly-cloudy sky.
Yet again, the free and open internet is facing extinction. Besides calling your representatives to stop this attack on our equal internet, you can help spread the word using your own website(s) and one line of code. This 3-step guide can help you setup a widget overlay on a WordPress site to drive traffic and calls […]

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11 11 11 #postvember

By |November 11th, 2017|cte, EdTech|

Numbers counting to 11 on the side of a boat dock.
Daniel Lynds is posting “11 sentences everyday that take spatterings from things around [him]” during the month of November and I wanted to write one because I like the idea and it looked fun (what better day than 11/11?). I’m still pondering the fantastic/organic discussion we had during our reading group this week about cultural […]

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