4 Things Every New Digital #SAgrad Should Do 2015

  It’s time for a yearly update! My advice for the digital #SAgrad of 2015… So you’ve recently started your journey towards a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs.  CONGRATULATIONS!  As a former instructor in a number of these programs, one of the topics I like to review with my students is how they can begin to network and gain valuable professional development… digitally… and often for free.  Going digital really isn’t an option anymore, and with that in mind I wanted to give your four tips that can start you on your… Read More

Social Media Doesn’t Replace The Real World*

*but it can enhance it if used smartly. Usually, rants about how “social media is making us antisocial” and “social media is ruining our ability to enjoy the ‘real’ world” drive me INSANE.  Unfortunately, many who take this track use it as an opportunity to assert some moral high ground.. that by giving up social media they are somehow “more evolved.”  I believe that almost everything should be consumed in moderation… and this includes social media.  If you swear it off entirely, you are leaving many opportunities on the table.  The truth lies… Read More

Checklist: Selecting Technology for Learning [REBLOG]

Originally posted on techKNOWtools:
With so many possibilities for digital learning, selecting media and technologies for appropriate course instruction is a very complex process. Although there are a wide range of options in the ed tech realm, pedagogical considerations should always come first. Instructors should reflect on the learning objective and desired outcomes for their subject matter before identifying identifying technological applications for the course. The SECTIONS model, developed by Tony Bates (2015), is a pedagogical framework for determining what technology, specifically how this technology will be appropriate for instructional approaches. This might include identifying and determining…

The Time I Presented On My Improbable Love Affair With JetBlue

When I had the opportunity to take the big stage at a recent conference and discuss my philosophy on life, I knew I had to talk about my relationship with JetBlue! And now you can see it, too. It was titled, “My Improbable Love Affair with JetBlue, and What it Can Teach You About Loving Each Other, Loving Life, and Loving Your Job.” You’ll notice it’s in a special format known as PechaKucka. PechaKucka’s are 20 slides that are set to automatically advance every 20 seconds. The presenter then must get their timing… Read More

Presenting at Indiana State University today…

I have the pleasure of presenting to and consulting with the faculty, staff and students of Indiana State University today on the use of social media in engaging students.  Here are some additional resources that may be of use to those in attendance and others. For faculty and staff attendees: To see examples of colleges and universities using social media in creative ways, check out a list of my Higher Education Social Media Spotlights. Need to get up to speed on how to use these technologies and what they are?  Go through the HigherEdTech Bootcamp. Some schools… Read More