Eclipses

They say that seeing a partial solar eclipse is nothing like seeing totality. xkcd sums it up nicely in this image: This was the start of our vacation. We had a crazy rush drive north to ensure we made it into the path of totality. We took a few pictures before totality, but when it Read More …

RSS feeds and why everyone should use one

This week my students in the undergrad digital citizenship course I’m teaching are exploring RSS feeds. It has been fascinating reading their reflective blog posts, as this is the one tool that has been transformative for many of them. Here is a Wordle of their posts: When I taught the Should I blog course, and Read More …

Virtually Connect with @profrehn, @MiaZamoraPhD, and @AnaSalter at #HASTAC2015

Friday May 29, 2015, we did our second, post-et4buddy hangout and the first official Hangout to be announced and posted on the Virtually Connecting website. In this post, I’m going to talk a bit about our hangout. This post is cross-posted to Rebecca’s website,  Virtual Connecting, and Rebecca’s HASTAC blog (I was a HASTAC Scholar before I Read More …

Are you considering Educational Design Research (or Design-Based Research)?

I’ve been meaning to write this article for a while. There are now several books out that provide examples of successful educational design research projects, as well as a textbook on how to Conduct Educational Design Research. What there isn’t, is information on why you may want to NOT do educational design research. Quick note, in Read More …