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Ripples in a Pond: A Meeting 12 Years in the Making


Source: flickrr/quapan cc 2.0
Source: flickrr/quapan cc 2.0

Some meetings are years in the making.

Just had a lunch meeting about a new potential project that started from preambles 12 or more years ago. Echoes amplified in 2004 with How2Kids (cable/web educational show) and 2008 with the start of my education doctorate, leading to a meeting on building a new community-driven tech learning program today.

When it moves forward, I will share more.

I am tickled, however, how some ripples need to move forward in the pond before they intersect. 

Beginning to Tread “Digital Water”

I’m working on creative work — writing, discussions, documentary work, music, and performance — around the concept of seeing and understanding the sociology of Digital Water. What in the world is “digital water”? I created a YouTube video that began my journey to discuss the concept.  It was part of my proposal for SXSW Interactive,Continue Reading

SXSW Panel Picking Pending — Say That 3x Fast

         On Monday, August 19, 2013, SXSW starts its crowdsourced panel picking process for 2014.  Each year, thousands of people pitch great ideas to be voted on in a big crowdsourced process.  According to a recent email, 700 people pitched SXSWedu (education) panels for that conference.  More than 3,000 pitched for SXSWContinue ReadingContinue Reading

A MOOC as Interactive Video: Why Would More than 10% Heavily Participate?

I wrote the following response to a question in a Canvas MOOC on MOOCs this week.  The instructor asked why only 10% of the signed-up participants . . . participated. Here was my response: “Perhaps this question is comparing MOOCs to the wrong business model.  If this is an interactive video experience, 10% heavy participationContinue Reading

An amazing past few weeks on the road

I’ve just come back from a series of unique conferences, each with a very different view of the world.  Given our overly connected digital world, the proliferation and expansion of live events intrigues me.  These were just the four I picked of the dozen or so going on during this same three week period ofContinue Reading

Week of Publishing Change in a Season of Educational Transformation

We’re getting busier and busier around educational technology change with many higher education organizations now.  In this season of MOOCs and other education innovation announcements, I am focusing with many organizations on how to plan educational design with all of this output.  How do we syndicate and create multiple use streams?  How do we interactContinue Reading

Enjoying thinking about teaching anew

I’ve been having a lot of fun and angst building new learning environments this month.  I’m enjoying building a new learning environment and technology learning program for a wonderful university that I have had a great relationship with.  Their faculty and technology services leadership is working with me to rethink some of the core assumptionsContinue Reading