Archive | May, 2015

Photography – Week 76

I loved both expressions. It’s interesting to see just how aware kids are of cameras. I don’t know if that’s always been the case. Some of the posing I’ve seen, not these kids, has certainly been a more recent development. I don’t often take pictures of flowers but I liked this one. I’ve remain fascinated […]

In Faculty Words: From Desire to Educated Ability to Promote Inclusivity

Simulation of Visual Challenges Faculty Development. A phrase I’ve long considered rather odd and incongruous. Maybe it’s because I’ve been emotionally damaged by the words of one of my ID professors in grad school. He told me that faculty (in his world) hate the term “faculty development” because they are already developed. They don’t need […]

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

OK vs. okay – Grammarist “It might be OK for a beefy Wallaby to stare down a bunch of powerfully built Kiwis as they launch into a ferocious, blood-curdling haka. [Sydney Morning Herald] “ tags: words english ok weekly How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning | MindShift | KQED News […]

Internet Faces

We’re going to be starting up an online class about teaching online classes and we’re doing some small “daily create” type activities. In this case people are asked to sign up for a gravatar and then reflect on why they chose that image. As part of the practice-what-you-preach initiative I figured I’d say why I’ve […]

Repairing Identity – Necessary for Deep Learning

 (ImageSource: http://culturalconundrums.theblogpress.com/files/2014/03/identity_crisis_by_sebreg-d4952z5_large.jpg) This is a beautifully complex topic; so much so that it causes me some hesitation writing about it in a concise way. Then again, isn’t that one of the functions of a blog? The core of the provoking questions site I work on is, in large part, one of mining our identities as educators (instructors, learning […]

Connected Learning @ VCU

VCU ALT Lab’s commitment to “Connected Learning for a Networked World” is starting to take hold. In the coming days, I will be sharing some of the many connected learning opportunities that are popping up. For now, I’ll call your attention to two courses that just got started last week. Visual Poetry   The brainchild […]

Institute on Inclusive Teaching: Quick Notes

[Related blogposts: 2014 Reflections on the Institute on Inclusive Teaching; There’s a Place for Us; EdContexts full version] Major Ideas from Institute that Resonated with Me. Last year, it took me a couple of weeks to distill my thoughts into a blogpost. This image captures some of the ideas I’m mulling over. Structural Poverty. We […]

Hashtags of Inclusion

flickr photo shared by AndrewDallos under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license I’ve been thinking a bit about how hashtags function on Twitter when used in course in particular. These thoughts are shaped mainly by seeing how #vizpoem, #curiouscolab, and #thoughtvectors have played out vs some of the other hashtags we’ve used like #vcualtlab […]

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

I Think You’ll Find It’s a Bit More Complicated Than That: Amazon.co.uk: Ben Goldacre: 9780007462483: Books tags: toread science journalism complexity truth lies weekly 15 Unusual College Mottos | Mental Floss ” FACIO LIBEROS EX LIBERIS LIBRIS LIBRAQUE” I make free adults out of children by means of books and a balance. tags: weekly latin […]