Tag Archives: #highered

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 […]

Clarifying Terminology: Mind Maps and Concept Maps

Terminology has a tendency to blend together when the person using it does not have a deep investment in the field from which the language originates. A person with little interest in technology, regardless of their daily interact with it, may refer to everything that plugs in on their desk as a “computer” while an IT […]

I am #IndieEdTech

A SCENE, NOT A HASHTAG I first saw #IndieEdTech on a Tom Woodward tweet, which may be why it caught my attention. I work with Tom at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Academic Learning Transformation Lab and have never known him to be a casual hashtagger. As I contemplated the hashtag, I remembered he was attending the Indie EdTech […]

Laying Down a Magic Carpet with Course Descriptions

It’s that time of year again – time for university students to register for fall classes.  I remember college registration fondly. I’m old enough that it was a pre-digital newspaper experience; a pre-med student,  I would quickly pick out a microbiology course or two and then spend hours pouring over the history courses, trying to […]

A Framework for Identifying and Evaluating Openly Networked Connected Learning Course Designs

I’ve spent the last few weeks giving presentations on connected learning, connected courses, connectivity, etc.  Some might consider it boring to present on the same topic multiple times every week, but here’s the surprising thing – I’ve yet to give the same presentation more than once.  Each time I (re)visit the material, I discover another […]

Crowdsourcing, Annotating, Creating (Oh My)

I learn-play on the web.  We all know this to be true.  Sometimes I try to make sense of my activities in digital space in terms of what I’ve read, seen, and heard.  Then, because sometimes I feel like I’ve been put on this earth to generate original handouts and pamphlets on a variety of […]