Reflections

CTE, Educational Technology, Paying the Price, Reflections, Uncategorized

Disproportionate Struggles, Paying The Price – Ch 4 Reflection

This has certainly been the hardest chapter to read thus far. Not only the struggles facing Chloe, Ian, Tyler, Nima, Norbert, and Sophie (CINNTS) but many of the statistics that Sara includes are heartbreaking: low-income families hold student debt amounting to about 70 percent of their income, while wealthier families have student debt amounting to […]

CTE, Educational Technology, GOBLIN, Reflections

GOBLIN Returns!

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 […]

CTE, Educational Technology, Paying the Price, Reflections

Systems of Cost, Paying the Price – Ch 2 Reflection

Although this chapter provided some much needed context for the broader case of improving how we financially supporting college students, I’m not one that needs much convincing. I understand the needs and have even benefited from many of the mentioned financial aid sources. My main takeaway from this chapter is how complex the systems currently […]

Politics, Reflections

Why I March

“Wake up America!  Wake up!”  For we cannot stop, and we will not and cannot be patient. – John Lewis, 28 August 1963 It’s been a day of reading, reflecting, writing, and vlogging: Women’s March Oklahoma – Photo Story Women’s March Oklahoma – Video Story

Conference, CTE, Educational Technology, Presentation, Reflections

Academic Technology Expo 2017

Friday, January 13th was the sixth annual Academic Technology Expo (ATE) at the University of Oklahoma. ATE is one of my favorite local conferences because there’s an emphasis on instructors presenting the tools they are using in their classrooms. This helps me gage and pursue various technologies and use cases that interest faculty. Not to mention, ATE […]

CTE, Educational Technology, Reflections

My Vision (and Search) for a Connectivist Graduate Program

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 […]