Relaunching SATechResources and (Higher)EdTechResources dot com…

In doing my research I often come across great tutorials on social and digital technology as well as excellent examples of their use in higher education. Rather than keep them to myself, I decided to post them publicly to help others “get up to speed” on these tools and their uses. I’ve been doing this for a number of years now, and as my resource pages grew, it became time for a redesign (and a unification). Enter: HigherEdTechResources.com aka SATechResources.com. Below you will find links to topics on my completely redesigned resources page. It includes… Read More

Presenting at the #OLCinnovate Conference Today…

  I’m in New Orleans this week to present at the 2016 edition of the Innovations in Blended and Online Learning joint conference presented by OLC and MERLOT.  Known as OLC Innovate for short, this conference brings together some of the best minds in online and blended learning.  Both sponsoring organizations are leading the field and I’m proud to be a part of it.  I’ll be presenting two sessions, one opening mini-keynote that will be a lightning talk (similar to a PechaKucha) and a second, longer, featured session on my research into college student learning… Read More

DOWNLOAD MY DISSERTATION: College Students, Social Media, Digital Identities, and the Digitized Self

I am happy to finally make my entire final dissertation available for all to download and read.  This document represents some of the first qualitative research into how traditionally aged college students use social media and its impact on their development and how they construct identities online.  If you want a more detailed description, I’ve included the abstract below. Interested in downloading it?  In addition to the dissertation now being available on the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database, I’ve also made it available as direct download here from my website.

#ACPA16 Presentation: Digitized Student Development, Social Media, and Identity

I’m pleased to be presenting the results of my dissertation research at ACPA this year.  This presentation provides a broad overview of my study, its findings, and implications.  This is one of the first times I am presenting this material in public and I am super excited about it.  If you want to learn more, I’ve included the program abstract and learning outcomes below along with a copy of the presentation slides I will be using.

Presenting at the Colorado College Personnel Association Conference Today…

I am excited to be joining my professional colleagues in Colorado for the annual Colorado College Personnel Association Campus.  The theme of this one-day drive-in is “Professional Development in the Digital Age,” so it’s very appropriate that I attend and engage.  I will be giving the Keynote in the morning and will alter be serving on a panel entitled, “Developing Your Student Affairs Digital Toolbox,” with Matt Birnbaum, Matthew Brinton, Jeddiah Cummins, and Colleen Sonnentag. Below you will find the slide deck I am using for my Keynote.  It is one of… Read More