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Tweet of the day – 1/3/17 #365project

Finally saw Rogue One and I don’t know which was worse: the rebel alliance’s military strategy or the Empire’s data preservation strategy. — S⭐M P L E (@samplereality) January 3, 2017 I was on a bit of a road trip with my family for most of the day today, so I didn’t see Twitter much. […]

Tweet of the day – 1/2/17 #365project

It’s truly sad to see Chicago had 762 murders in 2016. Compare that with Toronto’s 69. Both cities have roughly the same population. — rjbrennan (@rjbrennan) January 2, 2017 This morning, I read the latest New York magazine cover story about guns and an experiment in “radical empathy.” I can’t recommend the piece strongly enough. […]

Tweet of the day – 1/1/17 #365project

Status: blogging. One post (for @flippedlearning) done and my reflective post in process for https://t.co/ayV3YE9fMl pic.twitter.com/CJHkAO5kkM — Ken Bauer (@ken_bauer) January 1, 2017 Starting on a light note, I like that Ken shared that he was blogging and his tweet reminded me about the idea I had for this #365project. Also, perhaps more meaningfully for […]

Tweet of the day: My #365project for 2017

I’ve never done a #365project, and I’m jealous and envious of those who’ve completed one or more. Most of the ones I’ve seen are of the “one photo per day for a whole year” variety. I’ve also seen some blogging-based projects. I was looking to commit myself to a year-long project, but I wanted it […]

Off to the rubber room I go

Last week, I was fired “reassigned.” Not only was I told that my contract wouldn’t be renewed for next academic year (which I expected), but I was told that “effective immediately,” I’d be sent to an empty office in another building1 to do “special projects” between now and the end of my current contract (August […]

Making sense of last night’s nonsense

When the going gets tough… I get reading. That’s how I cope and it’s how I spent much of my day today. In fact, I think I read everything on the Internet about the election. What follows is not my attempt to explain the outcome of last night’s election. It’s more my attempt to synthesize […]

Making sense of last night’s nonsense

When the going gets tough… I get reading. That’s how I cope and it’s how I spent much of my day today. In fact, I think I read everything on the Internet about the election. What follows is not my attempt to explain the outcome of last night’s election. It’s more my attempt to synthesize […]

This is tweet #100,000

[featured image courtesy of Tijakool Yiyuan ]   If I did this right, I will have hit publish on this blog post when I’m at 99,999 tweets and IFTTT will have automatically pushed out a tweet announcing that I’ve written this post. My 100,000th tweet shouldn’t be a particularly big deal, but I have a thing about […]

Artfulness

Yesterday’s post was a semi-serious attempt to synthesize the narrative around “academic innovation” in higher education. I say it was semi-serious because it presents a product of research that wasn’t particularly systematic, and also because I’m not sure we really need such scorecards. I just figured it might be useful for folks to see my […]

The Academic Innovation Landscape

For a number of reasons, over the last few years, I’ve been tracking the narrative around “innovation” in higher education. The 84 bookmarks in Diigo tagged with “innovation” probably represent a fraction of what I’ve read. Just in the last few weeks, I’ve read about how: Boise State’s innovation guru is pushing a start-up approach […]