Why Academics Should Be On LinkedIn… And How To Do It

  Recently, I was selected by LinkedIn to be a “featured follow” on their new app for my work in higher education and technology.  As a result of this selection, I have been exploring and engaging on LinkedIn more than ever before.  Although I have always been a big fan of the site, I don’t know that I ever truly appreciated its potential.  It is an excellent way to build and maintain networks.  Increasingly, it is also an excellent source for sharing and discovering content.

Trends in Web-Enabled, Open Higher Education

I created the following SlideShare to review some of the contemporary changes, trends and cross currents happening in higher education.  From open educational resources, to the rise of the MOOC, these slides provide a broad overview of what’s happening as technology is disrupting educational delivery.

Simpler is Better in Presentation Slides

  One of the constant reminders I have to tell myself when designing slide decks is to remember that “simpler is better.”  Rather than trying to load my presentations with bells, whistles, and animations that are more likely to distract, I have to remember to takeaway.  I designed this Slideshare (embedded below) to help illustrate the point that it’s better to subtract, than it is to add.  Easier said than done.  I hope you find it helpful. Furthermore, if you’re looking to dig in more deeply, I suggest you check out Presentation Zen… Read More

Are wearables turning us into the cyborgs of science fiction?

It might be happening sooner than you think…

5 Quick Social Media Strategies for Educators

I was pleased to have one of my slide presentations selected by HaikuDeck as a “Featured Deck.”  It’s a quick and simple short set of slides to give you some reminders of how to interact online as an educator.  This was also uploaded and featured as a part of SlideShare’s 2015 Upload Campaign.