Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2015«

Capitalism & Charity & Apple Products.

January 30, 2015


Kyle Pearce makes some truly awesome little videos … and rightfully extols the virtues of the products he uses. Oh, so does Tessa Torowski who was at the OER-STEMT training — check out this “Fungus” film 🙂  I’m sticking with Powerpoint, thank you, and apps and what have you will be Android base.   People […]

Back in the saddle again :)

January 29, 2015


25 mph ++ winds so I was doing some leaning on the open parts, but I got to greet my peeps on the ride in to work… and tho’ I was running late my initial calendar entry said I would be out today (I subsequently found a late plane). Dreamed on the way in of… […]


January 28, 2015


(Note to self:   find accessibility info for online stuff and share, if it isn’t already). In D.C.   It’s cold but no blizzard 🙂   Being given enough STUFF to begin to really dive into creating a course. In that standard “how in the world am I going to block out time to do […]

math that makes sense vs. math assignments…

January 22, 2015


So the man is telling me that what he’s doing has to be right, because … well, he was following what that other problem looked like. They’re solving quadratics with factoring, and he’s copying dutifully and plugging in the different numbers in roughly the same place, hoping it comes out right, hoping he passes the […]

Hours? Extra hours?

January 20, 2015


Last semester things were consistently quiet from 4-6 on Monday and Tuesday. Alas, even if one person is here that usually means they ask more questions; it’s not a linear relationship between number of students and time I have at the desk. Still, I’m caught up on the OER-STEM things … and I’m going to […]

Time for a ride! Holidays at the desk…

January 19, 2015


I *did* get a video done explaining those negative problems that ALEKS has that knock the students out. There are things I like about ALEKS — this isn’t one of them. -45 Let’s put the most confusing elements of integer addition and subtraction all together, and then *add* a bit of language complexity. Students have […]


January 15, 2015


Okay, I’ll give this four more minutes because… people are humans.   Maybe some of ’em are really trying to figure this out (I’ve gotten twitter messages asking about things from an instructor of the Digital Creativity course Adobe’s doing.) Okay, it’s more than four minutes.  I *hope* I can get this out there and […]

Did I mention online courses are evolving?

January 14, 2015


So I’m on the “live class” session wiht the Adobe class. It’s a *mess* of beginners — over 400 people in the chatroom. THe course is ostensibly about “digital creativity” with a slim overdressing of that kind of content. Marketed to *everybody* and I’m going to guess that … oh, my… we’ve reached a tipping […]


January 13, 2015


As I mentioned, I’m involved in several online courses right now, and it’s fascinating how they’re evolving.   Even the MOOCiest ones have more communication between people. Makes me wonder whether there are forums out there… But let me digress.   Unless you’re the adobe fellow who tweeted to ask “what could we do […]

Creative Commons LInks

January 13, 2015

0 — how they work — things to think about before putting a license (like — once it’s done, it’s done! ) — choosing a license! or… just go public domain