Teaching in Arezzo, Italy

By |June 28th, 2018|JMC, Teaching|

My biggest regret as an undergrad is that I never studied abroad. Now armed with a steady job and a family, I realize how improbable it is to simply pick up and temporarily spend a significant length of time in another part of the world. Earlier this year I was asked if I had any […]

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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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I Want To Make The World A Better Place – #resbazOU Lightning Talk

By |October 6th, 2017|Creators, cte, EdTech, OU, Teaching|

I want to make the world a better place. How? I want to empower students to be reflective thinkers and critical creators. Because? I want students to make meaningful & positive contributions to this world. How can I support this? By making sure student experiences include these: Connect with people – (Be able to empathize […]

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Student Twine Games Research

By |August 23rd, 2017|cte, Teaching|

Children's books lined up in a row.
This is a collection of resources I gathered while researching student made Twine games. This content is for my record and I may add more over time. Items listed are in the order I found them. Hoping this leads to more connections. 🙂 Games (& Twine Stories) Student Made Twine Games College English Class of […]

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Testing out a new grade scheme

By |May 15th, 2017|JMC3433, Teaching|

This semester, I tested out a new grading scheme for my face-to-face version of PR Publications. I’ve taught the class 10+ different times over the past few years, and while all of them have been different to some degree, this semester was different in that I completely eliminated numerical grades from the final grade equation. […]

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GOBLIN Returns!

By |February 8th, 2017|cte, GOBLIN, Students, Teaching|

A GOBLIN is peaking out of a cave.
GOBLIN kicked off for the second semester this week. John and I ran four cohorts of this faculty learning community during the Spring 2016 semester and are facilitating two more GOBLIN sections over the next five weeks. I’m really looking forward to this round of GOBLIN. We’ve fine tuned some of the content, and are continually iterating on our game, but … Continue reading GOBLIN Returns!

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My Vision (and Search) for a Connectivist Graduate Program

By |November 16th, 2016|cte, Teaching|

Studens throwing their graduation caps to form a semicircle in the air in front of a sunset.
For the last year, I’ve been contemplating graduate school. I’m still researching and evaluating various programs around the world, but I wanted to take a second and reflect on what I desire from a graduate program. I have many answers to this question, but let me expand upon this idea: I want a graduate degree program where students teach … Continue reading My Vision (and Search) for a Connectivist Graduate Program

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Openness without penalty

By |September 27th, 2016|Domain of Ones Own, Teaching|

Note: On Monday, September 26, 2016, I gave a talk at Middlebury College. Below is the working transcript I wrote for the talk, though I did not actually read it. The talk can be viewed online. Today I’m going to focus on my journey as both a college instructor as well as administrator over a... Continue reading

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