Monthly Archives: August 2015

Disasters & Bicycles

“Stop asking how technology can help you teach and start asking how technology should change how you teach.” ~Mike Caulfield, shadow syllabus for T&L 521 “Renewable assignments also imply a shift in faculty thinking from “grading” to “editing.” For each … Continue reading

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The Forests Still Burn

“None of us expected the future to arrive so soon.” ~Ira Spring, providing the historical perspective about fire lookouts in Washington State. This post is the first of three that I plan to publish this week. My plan is to … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Federated Wiki Adventure

Remember choose your own adventure books? As a kid, I loved those books because they let me decide where the character goes. What happens. Why. I got to choose, and I bet I felt like the writer that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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You’re The Only One I Can Tell

“You know,” she said, “this is either going to be the best adventure ever or the biggest mistake of my life. What do you think?” I wish I could say I had some words of wisdom or brave statements full … Continue reading

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Mentoring New-ish Faculty

In my last blog post, I promised I’d continue my thoughts on the horrors of adjunctification/causualisation in higher education, but I’ve got to take step away for a bit. My adjuncts friends are facing an awful reality in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Abandoning The Broken Peloton

Three things make my heart beat faster with anticipation: News from the cycling world, brilliantly useful critiques about higher education, and compositional artistry from scholars I respect. And leave it to the fabulous Kate Bowles to bring all three together … Continue reading

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