Campus deadzones, and creepy hallways: where did everyone go?
Found image on Google (not actually a photo of me)Happy Friday dear readers! (umm...anyone still there? I swear! I am alive! 😆)I've been attempting to write a blog post all week (and trying to do the 10 minutes of writing per day), but I've been failing on that account...I guess Fridays are a better day as things wind down from the week. In any case, there is an article from the Chronicle
University Education, the Workplace, and the learning gray areas in-between
Many years ago, maybe around 16 years ago, I was sitting in the office of my computer science major advisor, getting my academic plan for next semester signed off on. My computer science program was actually an offshoot of the mathematics department, and until recent years (2003?) they were one and the same. My advisor, while looking at my transcript, noticed that (on average) I was doing
MOOC CPD & SpotiMOOCdora
Last week (or was it two weeks ago?) I did my rounds on coursera, edx, miriadaX, and futurelearn and I signed up for a few new MOOCs. I had also signed up for a course that a colleague was promoting on Canvas (innovative collaborative learning with ICT), but I've fallen behind on that one, not making the time commitment to participate. The list of missed assignments (ones that
Academic Identities, Terminal Degrees, power of the network...
Mon, Jul 3 2017 14:59 | #altcred, #vconnecting, collaboration, CoP, education, higherEd, PhD, professional
It's been a while since I last just sat down to think and write about something (like the good old days when I was cMOOCing...). These past few weeks have been about conferences, and getting back on track with my dissertation proposal (although I think I am the only one who is keeping a score on that at this point).In my attempt to get back to writing, and engaging with friends and colleagues
MOOCs as admissions considerations
It's been a while since I've sat down to blog (with the exception of my brief postings last week). I guess I've had my nose firmly planted in books (physical and digital) trying to get through the reading components of my dissertation proposal so I can sit down and write. I tend to find (for me anyway) that having a bit more of a complete picture in my head as to what I want to write about cuts
VConnecting NMC Carol Sharicz Wendy Shapiro Judith Erdman
OK, so here is the final session that I was an onsite buddy for from this summer's NMC summer conference. This session has us join Wendy Shapiro, Judith Erdman, and Carol Sharicz from the UMass Boston Instructional Design Program.
VConnecting at NMC17 Michael Berman & Eden Dahlstrom
What is the NMC? What is its history? Well, see the following virtually connecting session from the NMC summer conference and find out :-)
VConnecting at NMC17 Gardner Campbell & Christina Engelbart
Here is a session with Gardner and Christina. Their session was one of the few that I got to attend and it was really good! The odd thing is that sessions that I wanted to attend were mostly in the same room, and if you didn't get there in time, the door locked behind you (bug or feature?)
VConnecting at NMC17 with Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Jill Leafstedt
Continuing with my virtually connecting documentation activities this week, here is a session with Jill Leafstead and @brocansky. Hey! Got to meet another twitter buddy in person! Woohoo! :-) We were also joined by Eden Dahlstrom the new executive director of the NMC. The thing we learned (too late) was that the Mac defaults to the build-in microphone when turned off, so...the wired microphone
Virtually Connecting at NMC - with Bryan Alexander
A bit of personal documenting this week, posting some videos of virtually connecting sessions from last week's NMC 2017 summer conference. This was my second virtually connecting series with me as one of the onsite buddies, and this was a fun talk with Bryan Alexander. I've been a virtual and an onsite buddy for a while now, and I still haven't gotten the timings right! I guess I have more