A Little Bird Gets a New Look (Visual Article Series)

I originally created and published A Little Bird Told Me: Maximizing Your Learning on Twitter in 2015.  The one page list of strategies was my first ever pinned tweet.  It has been one of my more successful online endeavors, capturing thousands of views and hundreds (maybe close to a thousand if you count across platforms) of downloads.  Instructors…

Dissertating in the Open (Visual Article Series)

To continue my series of visual articles on educational research, I have branched out (or perhaps come home) to the act of dissertating in the open. The following is meant to introduce the idea – to show the overlap and points of potential integration between open scholarship and the process of planning, implementing, and publishing…

An exercise in simple data visualization

Data visualization.  It’s a buzzword we hear frequently, usually in connection to other buzzwords like big data, business intelligence, dashboards, and accountability.  However, data visualization doesn’t have to be a buzzword.  As a concept, it can be quite simple: it is the act of collecting information and displaying it in ways that illuminate while allowing for…

My Digital Resident & Visitor Map

I’m putting together a session for college and community leaders on digital platforms and professional development. It’s a short session – I only have 30 minutes.   Additionally, there are pre-set criteria for the session that essentially boil down to requiring an experiential adult learning experience. In short, I need to offer a taste of something larger and…

Selfies & avatars as a form of reflection

Recently, I’ve spent much time and energy  discussing the pedagogical merits of blogging: a practice that supports skills such as social networking; providing and receiving feedback; developing a sense of audience; and creating a searchable, filterable, organizable record of thinking and growth over time. Alan Levine talks about this last benefit all the time – he can…

Digital Presence: A Scheduled Chat with Ken Bauer’s Students

Tomorrow, Lee Skallerup and I will be speaking to Ken Bauer’s #iTec Digital Identity course, a five day bootcamp on digital identity for undergraduate students at Tecnológico de Monterrey on…you guessed it – digital identity.  Ken has put together a stunning lineup – Dave Cormier, Bonnie Stewart, Alan Levine, Amy Burvall, and Autumm Caines – and…