about what centers me…

I was recently asked a very interesting question in regards to my work as an educator and scholar, what centers me. Answering this question first made me think how I understood the question theoretically. As a learning technologist, finding innovative ways to integrating technology into teaching and learning experiences is at the core of much of what I do. From a constructivist perspective, I believe it is important that learners engage in experiences in such a way that they are creating meaning of their world for themselves. Within the classroom this may mean that although we are having a shared … Continue reading about what centers me…

about flipped learning

The flipped classroom and flipped learning experiences Increasing and varied technologies within the current environment of teaching and learning have turned the attention of many educators to the idea of the flipped classroom and flipped learning experiences. There persists, however, very different notions of what it means to facilitate “flipped” sessions. A prevailing idea of flipped learning experiences has instructors simply creating video or other multimedia content, uploading it to a course web space for students to “consume” outside of class, then students return to the classroom to complete assignments and work through problem sets. This model of “flipping” does indeed substitute lecture-instruction and homework for … Continue reading about flipped learning

about multiple device workflow

A colleague recently asked me about my “device workflow”. She noticed that I use different devices for different purposed, and am able to use the different devices to produce various types of content. This made me think about how, for example, I use my iPad in my workflow. I don’t always have my laptop with me, but my mobile devices make it easy to keep working on projects and documents even when I’m away from the desk. Using my iOS tablet, iBooks is great for storing PDF’s I can read even when I don’t have WiFi. I use Neu Annotate to make notes … Continue reading about multiple device workflow

about AECT 2014

November 4-7 I attended the 2014 International Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). This is one the premier conferences in our field put out by the body which publishes one of our handbooks. Scholars from all over the world came to share how their work bridges Learning, Design, and Technology. I was fortunate be able to present two of my papers at the conference. I Participated in a fantastic interactive keynote by Johannes Cronje! I think his 2006 article adds a very interesting perspective to the Objectivist-Constructivist discussion in our field. This article has been foundational … Continue reading about AECT 2014