Learning

CTE, Educational Technology, Resource, Trainings, Workshop, XP

Announcing eXperience Play

eXperience Play (XP) is a professional development program meant to introduce instructors to game design and how it can be utilized to engage students in the classroom. While building text-based games, participants will explore pedagogical themes ranging from Digital Literacy, Peer-Peer Learning, and the idea of Students as Creators. XP is meant for anyone interested in building games […]

WORDJelly

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 […]

#Games4Ed, CTE, Educational Technology, Reflections

#games4ed – Leading My First Twitter Chat

Last night I moderated the #games4ed live chat. Little do anyone know, this was my first time to host a Twitter chat. O.o I’ve had a lot of fun on Twitter recently. First I remotely participated in a conference and then I published my first set of open Twitter data. Not to mention joining the #games4ed live chats and meeting many awesome people: Melissa Pilakowski, Steven Isaacs, Mark […]

API, CTE, Educational Technology, Reflections

A Learning Management System with a Future?

I recently attended a demonstration of Canvas and wanted to give some of my thoughts on this educational tool. Already, Canvas possesses the baseline features of a Learning Management System (LMS) such as content distribution, grade management, discussion forums, etc., but beyond these fundamental ingredients, there are several parts of Canvas that I found interesting […]

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 […]

CTE, Educational Technology, MBS, Presentation, Reflections, Workshop

How to Blog, Develop Curriculum, Microblog, & Discuss in 50 Minutes

Last Friday I had the pleasure to present at OU’s 5th annual Academic Technology Expo with John Stewart. Since our “presentation” was more of a hands-on workshop, titled Mobile Blogging, Scholarship, and Cultivating Student Success, we had participants blog, develop curriculum, microblog and discuss applications of mobile blogging in their classrooms. It was phenomenal, and here’s how we accomplished everything in 50 minutes: Minutes 0-10 […]

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 […]

CLMOOC

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 […]