Just trying to be a viable node in the network of life

My little story of open sharing

12.12.14 Posted in Education, Open, Social Media by

The great Alan Levine (aka Cogdog) has been collecting/curating “…moving, personal stories that would not have been previously possible, enabled by open licensed materials and personal networks.” I’ve always found these stories really inspiring and great support for the work around Connected Learning that we’re advocating for in VCU ALT Lab. I’ve also been waiting […]


This week in learning innovation – 12.07.14

12.07.14 Posted in Innovation, Pedagogy, Technology by

[This is the latest in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.] Looks like this isn’t quite a “weekly” series. I certainly aspire to that, so I’ll keep the name. Plus, the tag is already “twili,” So, twili it […]


The #VCUALTLab is hiring!

12.01.14 Posted in ALTLab, VCU by

Image courtesy of http://gph.is/1abICeh   Do you want to be a unicorn? If so, I might be able to help. We’re hiring at VCU ALT Lab. Specifically, we are looking for a digital engagement specialist and a couple of learning technologists. I’ve linked to the job descriptions, but, basically, I’d say we’re looking for interesting […]


This week in learning innovation – 11.09.14

11.09.14 Posted in Digital engagemetn, Education, Innovation, Online Learning, Open, Pedagogy by

[This is the latest in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.] Yeah, so after 3 consecutive weeks of posting in this series, I fell down for a couple of weeks. I’m surprised neither of my readers, including my […]


Crowdsourcing: Computers as bicycles for our mind

10.29.14 Posted in ALTLab, Digital engagemetn, Innovation, Open, Pedagogy, Technology, VCU by

      Richmond, Virginia has the distinct privilege of hosting  The World Road Cycling Championships in September of next year. This is a major international event, and Richmond is the first U.S. city to host it in over a decade. Given the layout of the course and that there will be nearly a half-million spectators, […]


This week in learning innovation – 10.19.14

10.19.14 Posted in ALTLab, Innovation, MOOC, Technology by

[This is the 3rd in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.] I had to scramble to find items to include this week. That’s not a great sign, in week 3. But, remember, This Week In Learning Innovation […]


This is how I read

10.14.14 Posted in ALTLab, Technology by

One of these days, we’re going to do a “This is how I work” series for the VCU ALT Lab team. It’ll be much like the lifehacker series that I love.  For whatever reason, I’m totally fascinated by how different people work. I’m particularly interested in how people in similar life and professional spaces as […]


This week in learning innovation – 10.12.14

10.12.14 Posted in ALTLab, Digital engagemetn, Open, Technology, VCU by

[This is the 2nd in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.]   Things are getting worse on the internet, not better, at the very moment when the internet in all of its forms is becoming part and […]


This week in learning innovation

10.05.14 Posted in ALTLab, Innovation, Online Learning, Open, Pedagogy by

I’ve been known to bemoan the state of #highered Twitter from time-to-time. Mostly, I decry the seemingly endless negativity about #highered among those within #highered. Many of the issues raised are serious issues, no doubt. And, maybe I just follow a decidedly negative group of folks. But, it leads me to tweet things like this. […]


Banning classroom technologies

09.30.14 Posted in Pedagogy, Social Media, Technology by

I’m coming to see student focus as a collaborative process. It’s me and them working to create a classroom where the students who want to focus have the best shot at it, in a world increasingly hostile to that goal. Yes, Clay Shirky, I hear you. This world has become increasingly hostile to those who […]