Life

Micro Fundraising for Brains and Beyond

My wife is currently raising money for Play To Beat Brain Cancer, which is a small 501(c)3 out of Kansas City that supports cancer centers and provides financial assistance to families that can’t afford treatment. I’m proud of my wife, she’s a rockstar. Being a recipient of donations myself, I love seeing her spend time paying it […]

Conference, Gaming, ODL

Sharing My Sneaky Card

I’ve been thinking about large scale engagement of conference attendees and university communities. How do we encourage people to connect, try new things, and have fun in their community? How can this be achieved with minimal intrusion into daily life? What are the best strategies to involve diversity of people and personalities? Where are such […]

ODL, Online Learning

Establishing Epic Heroes


I developed a Storytelling Card Game for Online Learning Practitioners to play and consider their work and experiences through the lens of the Hero’s Journey. Holding a handful of cards, players are challenged to develop narratives describing their online learning experiences to share for group discussion. Goal of the Game Through prompted storytelling, this game guides players […]

Canvas, GOBLIN, ODL

A Year Later

It’s been a year and I miss blogging. Writing takes much more time and energy than it used to, but I’m still determined to publish on my site again. I’m coming to terms with the fact that I need to start walking before I run, as is evident since I’m producing way too many unfinished […]

CTE, EdTech, Life

Back At Work & On The Air

This is my first full week back to the office and I am feeling great so far. I have a lot of catching up to do, but after that I’m looking forward to planing the upcoming semester! One special thing that’s happened this week is Adam invited me to be on his and Ralph’s Media and […]

Life

Chronicling My Brain Surgery

I’m having trouble remembering all the details of my recent brain surgery, so I wanted to write down as much as I can recall. Here we go. What started out as a Tuesday night fever on April 24th had me in bed trying to cool down. Later that evening, I recall waking up in an […]