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Images Tell Stories

I’ve long been fascinated with the power of images and the stories they tell. But now, the images can actually “talk.” Who knows if they are telling the truth? I’ve just read Google’s Image Recognition Software Can Now Describe EntireScenes. This is interesting from several perspectives, but currently, it sparks a conceptual idea for the […]

Program Design in 21st Century Higher Education

I feel the need to reiterate my disclaimer: I write this blog post to share my own generalized thoughts about educational program design and do not represent any institution as I ponder design for the future. Yesterday, my colleagues discussed their foray into the topic of designing a new program within the university. Obviously, program […]

The Rhythm of the Web

Yesterday I had a brief conversation with Gardner Campbell regarding a statement that he had made in a Google Hangout (see: time 49:30) within connected courses #ccourses. He talked about participation on the web as something that moves at different speeds. This idea really resonated with me and has had my head buzzing throughout the […]

Feedback: Here’s your score!

English: Measurement unit (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I recently joined a MOOC on digital storytelling. I was up-front and honest about my experience and my reason for joining. I run a digital storytelling program and I wanted to see how another program might parallel, differ and/or otherwise inform me. There’s always room to learn. As I […]

Connected Learning

Leighblackall-64955397 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I just read The Problem ofLearning in Higher Education by Randy Bass. As I move toward increased participation in in an open and connected world, I do so with both excitement and measured steps. The openness and connection I want is for sharing my thinking, my understanding and most importantly, to […]

Why I Teach: I teach to enjoy your success

Yesterday, I started to write about why I teach. I came up with some ideas shared at the bottom of this post, but today, I read an email from a faculty member who participated in my Digital Storytelling Program. This short email and the video shared in the link is why I teach. Hi Bud! […]

Connected!

I am further venturing into the the concept of connectedness.  A telephone network connection point with spark-gap overvoltage suppressors. The two brass hex-head objects on the left cover the suppressors, which act to short overvoltage on the tip or ring lines to ground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As part of that process, I’m blogging about the […]

Stories…to encourage a deep relationship with other learners

English: Graffiti in Bethlehem Polski: Graffiti w Betlejem Deutsch: Ein Graffiti in Betlehem (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Clearly, I am a storyteller and I believe strongly in the power of image(s) and the interconnection of other media to share narrative. Much of my thinking and work is related to this. Recently, I blogged about the need […]