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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, 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, 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 […]

CTE, Educational Technology, Presentation, Workshop

iPadPaloozaOU Reflections

Last week was the first iPadPaloozaOU! Thanks to my colleagues that facilitated this event, in particular Anne Beck for ensuring the conference was fun and engaging! Highlights Keynote speakers – Both Jessica Herring & Lisa Johnson gave excellent keynote addresses. Learning about Jessica’s curriculum to bring robots into her english class was fascinating. And Lisa’s […]

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WORDJelly 2 – Synergy in Community

Together we are stronger. There are many challenges in our world. How we’re perceived, how much we earn, how many resources are available for our students, etc. Yet, when I see those that have endured—my teachers—I am proud to weather the path. I am thankful. For the gifts they have bestowed to me. For the opportunity to give […]

CTE, Educational Technology, GOBLIN, Projects, Reflections, Resource, Trainings

GOBLIN as Open Educational Resource (OER)

This post is written by guest blogger John Stewart. John is the Assistant Director of Digital Learning at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Oklahoma and my collaborator on GOBLIN. While the thought of gamifying an entire class or even elements of a class will be daunting for many, GOBLIN also includes more universal and applicable concepts. […]

CTE, Educational Technology, Gaming, GOBLIN, Projects, Trainings, Workshop

Announcing GOBLIN: goblin.keeganslw.net

Games Offer Bold Learning Insights Nowadays (GOBLIN) is an interactive adventure game that is, first and foremost, a vehicle to experientially teach pedagogical concepts. In other words, GOBLIN aims to synergistically combine professional development, storytelling, and a role-playing game into a memorable, engaging learning experience for instructors. Over the course of GOBLIN, topics ranging from scaffolding and overcoming failure […]

CLMOOC, CTE, Educational Technology, MBS, Projects, Trainings, Updates

What’s In Store for Spring 2016?

I am really looking forward to the trainings and presentations for the upcoming semester. In particular, I am excited about hosting GOBLIN for the first time (more details below). In addition to GOBLIN, here’s a list of trainings I am offering this semester through CTE (descriptions, schedules, and sign-up links provided where available): Mobile Blogging & Scholarship […]

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Find Five Friday Fun (First)

In the spirit of the #F5F #clmooc tradition. I want to give some shout-outs that reflect my experiences during my first week of the Connected Learning MOOC. I am providing author names, links, and the content they posted that spoke to me this week. 1. Susan Watson – “Somebody better give us an assignment….” This was a great […]