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The Joy of Breaking Things
I’d been thinking about the need for experimentation in learning. How might we design experiences where learners feel safe and motivated to explore? To disrupt habits and take risks?   Then my daughter’s daycare classroom closed due to a (More)
What's Your Story?
Does your course have a story to tell? A fruitful way to view your course is through the lens of narrative or story. No matter what th (More)
Reflect, Rethink & Refresh
Transforming a face-to-face course into a 100% online course for the first time can be a daunting experience. It’s a big change and in the beginning it may seem a nebulous task to take on. This summer, I partnered with professor Eric Wright, Ph.D., t (More)
The CETL Onion
Forrest Gump, the titular character of the beloved American film Forrest Gump, is known for saying “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I would argue, that life is much more like a box of onions. You don’t know wh (More)
Creating Insanely Great Syllabi
Today’s blog topic is The Syllabus. We’re mid-semester and probably not thinking about next semester, but should you? This is a good time to have this discussion so you can take some time to think about and play with this approach! This is my thir (More)
Creative Play at Work and in the Classroom
Joyful Ululations On any given Friday you might walk into the CII and find the Course and Program Design Team drawing for 15 or 20 minutes. More likely than not you’ll see 4 or 5 of us crowded around a small table, scented markers and colored pencil (More)
Online Classroom Spaces
I remember the first online course I took, as well as the first hybrid course I took. I was filled with anticipation as I logged on to those first classes. What was online and hybrid education? How did it work? How would it be different? How would th (More)
Lesson Learned
Not a week goes by when I don’t hear someone discussing an interesting way to assess learners, especially using project and problem-based assessments, capstone activities and portfolios that display skills students have developed in a course or a pro (More)
Arts Critique in the Time of Covid
“Hulk Smash!” I thought to myself as I dominated critique after critique.  It was April of 2020, penultimate critique sessions for Advanced Animation, and after 9 years of teaching digital arts, I found myself reverting to teaching behaviors I (More)
Thoughts on technology and the human mind
  The effects of technology on our minds is a contested topic that’s bound wreak havoc on any casual dinner conversation. Since technol (More)
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