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Thoughts on “Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology”

After a busy few weeks, I picked up Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology by Collins and Halverson. This book is written in an easy-to-read way, and references are rare – in short, it’s not what I’d consider a scholarly book,… Continue Reading →

Eight takeaways from time spent in tech boot camp

It’s been all of two hours since wrapping up a week-long boot camp designed for faculty to learn about teaching with technology in higher education.  My brain is dead (tired) in some spots, yet crackling with the energy of ideas… Continue Reading →

Missing Links: AV in Online Learning

Here’s a question: should online courses that lack audiovisual interactions be considered less-than-authentic online experiences? I’m not talking about online courses lacking in the same types of rich learning opportunities afforded to students and instructors in a face-to-face (f2f) setting…. Continue Reading →

Lunch with Linda J. Castaneda (@lindacq) Thursday, June 6

Dr. Leigh Graves Wolf announced she will host Dr. Linda J. Castaneda on June 6 – from Dr. Wolf: I’m beyond delighted to announce that Linda Castañeda will be visiting campus on Thursday, June 6, 2013.  I met Linda at the PELeCON conference last year and we immediately connected… Continue Reading →

Your Story as a Streamlined Mishmash

Scanning the latest apps in the App Store over the weekend, I came across this statement: Today’s storytelling involves a mishmash of apps, websites, blog tools, and technologies. Perspective simplifies all this by combining the essential elements of storytelling into… Continue Reading →

Maria Konnikova Thinks Blogging Can Save Your Dissertation

Maria Konnikova wrote an insightful piece in Scientific American back in April that rings true to our hearts. For those who haven’t read her SA blog, Konnikova is a doctoral student in psychology at Columbia, as well as a best-selling… Continue Reading →

Endless rewriting: What great academic advising looks like

Helen Hazen, is the author of 1983 book, Endless Rapture: Rape, Romance, and the Female Imagination. In a recent article in The American Scholar titled “Endless Rewriting” she recounts the way the book came to be and in particular the role that her… Continue Reading → – Google Glass Updates

It’s been two weeks since got word from Google that our application to become Glass Explorers had been accepted. In the meantime, there’s been a flurry of excitement, anticipation, and speculation as to who some of the other winners… Continue Reading →

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