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Popular YouTube chemistry professor shares lessons learned from his initial attempt at flipped instruction. I run a reasonably successful YouTube channel that contains videos for Higher Level International Baccalaureate Chemistry that are used by thousands of kids each day. The head of science, Brian Kahn, even managed to get some of us time off during [...]
Memorial Day suggests summer is around the corner! As we approach summer I wanted to suggest two first-rate novels to read; I’ll discuss the first one today and the second next week. I frequently tell my students if they want to read good writing they’re not going to find it in social science. I find [...]
Enterprise architecture, the endeavor of building technical reference architecture for the business, or, in this case, for higher ed, is a deliberative iterative and s l o w process. Here I am in Madison, Wisconsin joining phenomenally gifted and wise … Continue reading
From the beginning, I was really thankful for the opportunity to represent my institution. And then this happened: And we can’t forget this: “Tweet-ups” were wonderful: Meeting with mentors was certainly illuminating: Live tweeting was one of the biggest highlights, especially during the phenomenal presidential session given by my [...]
I wrote the Foreword to Damon William’s Examining Strategic Diversity Leadership (Stylus, 2013). Here’s what I said: In his epic The Souls of Black Folk in 1903 W. E. B. Du Bois commented that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” Damon Williams makes the case that the problem [...]
The first in a series of articles reviewing this look at how the Khan Academy came to be, and why these ideas can truly change education. I am currently reading Sal Khan’s book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined and it didn’t take very long to come to feel strongly that this book should be [...]
Several weeks ago I had the honor of hosting a presidential session at AERA. Henry Jenkins, James Paul Gee, and S. Craig Watkins joined me to discuss how the conference theme—education and poverty— intersected with new media literacies. The session was designed around the premise that social media, the Internet, and online games have the [...]
or: selling to any customer; or: a post where I get to use a large amount of GIFs I had a vendor call me this week, hawking their CMS product. That in itself is nothing new. I’ve always received vendor…
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Today’s post offers follow-up commentary on the IGNITE format I introduced in a previous post. To quote myself: IGNITE is… a [new] format for good ol’ fashioned PowerPoint. Nothing fancy, just some new rules. The parameters are simple: (a) presenters are limited to 20 slides, and (b) the time allotted to each slide is 15 seconds, no [...]