Posts in "CREATE"

The future includes human teachers

As AI (artificial intelligence) take over many aspects of our lives, people are wonder about the role of machine learning in education. The classroom is no stranger to online teaching and adaptive software and this trend is speeding up as a result of the coronavirus. With schools closing down and universities moving exclusively into remote…

Diamonds and Glass

The word diamond has been derived from the Greek ἀδάμας (adámas), which means proper, unalterable, and untamed. Glass is a word that comes from glesum, a Germanic word for a transparent and lustrous substance. Diamonds are formed deep within the Earth as coal is placed under high temperature and pressure. Some diamonds may form over…

Seven Steps to Chunking Content

Chunking is the strategy of breaking up information into shorter, bite-sized pieces that are more manageable and easier to remember. In general, a chunk is a piece or part of something larger. In cognitive psychology, a chunk is an organizational piece or unit of our memory. Chunks are important as they break down challenging pieces…

Narrative for Tenure & Promotion

In order to promote open scholarship, I am sharing most of the materials from my packet for Tenure and Promotion. I am sharing these materials to provide guidance for colleagues and peers that are looking for guidance on these elements. I will share individual posts for pieces of the packet. This will conclude with one…

Ten Rules for Innovative Dissemination of Research

The Internet gives us opportunities to quickly share our work with a global audience. These new possibilities can help communicate our work with an audience that previously may have never considered your work in the past.  This is especially important as the primary information source for many individuals is the Internet, especially social networking spaces. …

Teaching in the Time of COVID

For more than a decade, I’ve been teaching educators from Pre-K up through higher education how to be digitally literate educators. In earlier posts discussing how to be a digitally literate educator, and agile researcher, I boil this down to a three step process: Create and curate your digital identity – Write yourself into being.…

Accessible and Approachable

Several years ago I wrote this piece for Hybrid Pedagogy that unpacked how scholars could or should be a bit more digitally literate. One of the threads of this piece focused on making your work more accessible and approachable. Academics can assist citizens by making their specific area of expertise more accessible and understandable to…

Luck, Preparation, and Opportunity

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.Seneca In thinking through the events that bring me to this today, we often look back at points in life and identify an unforeseen element known as luck that brings us opportunities. The challenge is that we sometimes cannot factor in “luck” to identify when or how it’ll…

Before You Post That Hot Take

Across society, we are seeing protest and unrest as we reckon with the sins of past generations. As we view these events, we may feel excited, upset, confused, or enraged. As members of a networked, social society, this makes many think that they should post that awesome hot take that attracts attention, gives your commentary,…