Reflections

Reflections

The Future Is Bright

What a wild weekend it’s been. Getting to spend time in Melbourne with Tim Klapdor, Jim Groom, Rowan Peter, Joyce Seitzinger, & Mark Smithers has been a blast. In fact, it’s been quite invigorating getting to know more about these phenomenal educators. Because, frankly this year has been rather emotionally taxing. The results of the […]

CTE, Educational Technology, GOBLIN, Reflections, XP

Gamification and Game-Based Learning QA Whitepaper

Recently, I was given several questions as part of a whitepaper prompt covering gamification and game-based learning to submit to the InSync Blended Learning Hub (thanks Phylise!). I’ll be treating these questions informally and only plan to give off-the-cuff responses (no additional research happening here this time!). Alright, here goes nothing: Q1) How do you define […]

Conference, CTE, Domains, Educational Technology, Reflections

From Within The Belly Of The Beast – Domains Inside The LMS?

Life has accelerated astronomically since my first #domains17 post, so I haven’t finished the other writing I was working on since I’m now headed to Australia for a short-term job. Fun fact, my domain actually helped me secure that job. 🙂 Anyways, here’s the rundown of my #domains17 presentation (PS thank Jim Groom for the […]

Canvas, Consultation, CTE, Domains, Educational Technology, Reflections

Australia Adventures – How My Domain Helped Me Get A Job

I’ll be heading to Australia to help RMIT University with their Canvas LMS transition. Since I just finished supporting the University of Oklahoma’s year-long transition from D2L to Canvas, I’m looking forward to taking what I’ve learned over the last year and using it to help RMIT use Canvas to its full potential. My goal […]

Conference, CTE, Domains, Educational Technology, Reflections

Inspiring More DoOO Power Users – A #Domains17 Perspective

The very last conversation I had before departing #Domains17 was with Brian Lamb. We exchanged sentiments about how it’s more difficult to publish blog posts about our best experiences since we want to adequately represent our thoughts. This hesitation leads posts to the “eternal draft graveyard.” So thank you Brian, because after reflecting on our […]

CTE, Educational Technology, Reflections

Website Spring Cleaning

Yesterday I changed from my original WordPress theme, Twenty Fifteen, to Cover. So far I’m liking the minimal design of Cover and how the blog roll page presents post excerpts rather than the full text of each blog post. In addition to this visual overhaul, I’m sifting through my old blog post drafts and deleting […]

Conference, CTE, Educational Technology, Reflections

What Was Absent From #OLCInnovate?

Now that I’ve journaled my experiences at #OLCInnovate I wanted to dive deeper into a couple things I feel were missing (to the extent I’d like to see) from #OLCInnovate. Bring Students to #OLCInnovate Since the conversations at #OpenEd16, especially surrounding the presentation that Adam Croom facilitated and involved student voices, I’ve seen more focus on including students […]

Family, Reflections

(Finally) Finishing That Post

I just published a blog post that was started back in June 2016. Originally I was writing a long, detailed guide about how to integrate websites into Canvas after I’d used this tool in a training course I facilitated back in May 2016. But my writing during the summer stopped when I attended a conference and my […]