OU Director of Digital Learning. Indie web. Indie EdTech. Student agency. Citizen journalism. Vinyl collector.

Testing out a new grade scheme

This semester, I tested out a new grading scheme for my face-to-face version of PR Publications. I’ve taught the class 10+ different times over the past few years, and while all of them have been different to some degree, this semester was different in that I completely eliminated numerical grades from the final grade equation. […]

Openness without penalty

Note: On Monday, September 26, 2016, I gave a talk at Middlebury College. Below is the working transcript I wrote for the talk, though I did not actually read it. The talk can be viewed online. Today I’m going to focus on my journey as both a college instructor as well as administrator over a […]

Toward a Polaroid Pedagogy

A few weeks ago, Matt Crosslin reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in doing a Google Hangout for #HumanMOOC focused around the Community of Inquiry notion of cognitive presence. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to talk about my interpretation on how we can digitally create spaces that can enhance cognitive […]

Gaylord College Technology Teach-In

Back in March, I wrote about the speaking at the Price College of Business Technology Teach-In. My fearless leader, Mark Morvant had the great idea of bringing this conversation to the Gaylord College of Journalism, my home college and where I currently teach. The real pulling of the strings came from Buddy Wiedemann and Intern Dean Ed Kelley, so thanks to both […]

Power of Connections

I mentioned in my last post how fast Summer ’15 has flown by due to several obligations. One obligation, which I unfortunately didn’t get to lend enough of my time, was contributing to the “Power of Connections” course that was led by Rob Reynolds at NextThought and Stacy Zemke. Below are two conversation-style videos that I filmed with Rob on […]

Unleashing the Wisdom Wall

I’ve spent the last couple of days gearing up for the first ever summer version of the PR Pubs which is slated to start on June 29th. At et4online this year I attended a session titled How and Why to Humanize Your Online Class that was lead by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Jill Leafstedt, and Kristi O’Niel. I arrived at the conference the day of and […]

PR Pubs Goes Online!

I’m back in the saddle with teaching PR Pubs at the Gaylord College. This semester is extra special because I’ve launched, for the first time in the college’s history, an online section of PR Pubs. The Gaylord College has not historically offered many online courses, so I was humbled when Dean Foote asked me to test […]