For some at my university, the spring break is here. For us, not so much. Our Winter 2021 semester rolled straight into Spring/Summer session, still almost entirely taught virtually. Like many of you, we definitely wear the scars of the past year, and we are under no illusions that the anticipated return to campus in […]Read more "Re-emergence"
I have been wanting to write an “update” post for some time, but with so much going down, I didn’t know where to begin. So when Anne-Marie Scott suggested we do a follow-up on our OER20 conversations from last March about the OpenETC, I was grateful. It’s always fun, stimulating and rewarding to talk with […]Read more "Temperature Check"
I haven’t taken a day off in over a month (including weekends), and it was only last week, and with medication, that I began to sleep more than three hours a night. I am keeping an eye on the Help Desk over the Easter weekend, and if it gets busy this post will never reach […]Read more "Don’t follow thought leaders, and watch out for subtweeters"
As 2020 kicks in, it’s not hard to find expressions of toxicity in the digital wonderland. Audrey Watters’s epic “100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade”, is a lot to digest even for longtime readers of her work. But if you haven’t read it… damn it, go. Now. And just yesterday, Google’s former Head of […]Read more "Hot 2020 Digital Detox Action"
“Yes. I am an educational administrator. It’s what I do: I plan. And I write reports. And in the rare moments when I am doing neither of these–which is to say somewhere in the very middle of it all, between planning and reporting, if circumstances happen to permit–I will spend a tiny sliver of my […]Read more "Please allow me to (re-)introduce myself…"