Did you know that January 17 is known as “ditch your New Year’s resolution day?”

On a recent e-mail from the “National Parks Service” “ditch your New Year’s resolution day” showed up in the subject line.  What synchronicity as we have our upcoming “Circle of Innovation” sessions (January, 2015) on the “Power of Habit” and making your students stick to new habits you wish them to change or begin.  We […]

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Paper Is Not Dead!

For those of you still holding out, for those of you who know in your heart of hearts that “Paper Is Not Dead!”, this video is for you! Actually, I think all of you will get a kick out of this one. I am a digital guy, but after watching this, I have to admit, paper is […]

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East Library And English Departments Collaborate On E-Textbook

The East Campus Library and the East and Winter Park English departments have collaborated to create an E-Textbook for students and faculty using the LibGuides platform.  This project is part of the ongoing college goal to reduce costs to students and increase access to course materials.  If you are interested in finding out more about […]

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History of Ideas – short podcasts

BBC animated podcasts, from 90 seconds to 12 minutes in length, can be useful discussion sparks or background reference material for your classes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vVjcY47k2p5Wsnj3ZFHV5W/a-history-of-ideas

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A Good Way to Understand!

“To understand is to stand under which is to look up to, which is a good way to understand.”- Sister Corita Today I opened my browser to Google something and saw that Google was honoring Corita Kent’s 96th birthday with a special page. And her quote (above) inspired me to make this post to Circles. For a while now, my […]

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2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

Yesterday there was an interesting, free webinar from Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and Technology Reporter Carl Straumsheim. In the webinar they reviewed the results of the 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology.  According to the findings, there is still quite a bit of skepticism regarding the efficacy of online courses. “A majority of […]

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A Brief Introduction to Circles of Innovation for the International Visitor Leadership Program

The other day, Josh Murdock, Erin O’Brien, and I got the chance to meet and discuss teaching technologies and online learning with a wonderful group of educators from around the world. We promised the group that we would outsource the memory of our presentations to Circles so that they could have continued access to them. […]

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Using Greenscreen for Video Introductions

The other day, I got a request from Buffy Pilloud, Professor of Yoga and Meditation, to get together and discuss using greenscreen to help her make a welcome video for her students. (Thanks Buffy for letting me share your video with Circles!) Long story short, we set an appointment and met yesterday. I brought my pop-up greenscreen and during […]

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Updating Your Lync Profile Picture

The other day I had a request from Neil Phillips asking how to update our Lync Profile pictures. In other words, how do we put our pictures so that our smiling faces show up when we send email or use our new Lync communicators. When I realized that the technique that I had used years […]

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The Lightboard Challenge!

Hello from STEMtech 2014! This afternoon I went to a brilliant presentation on Lightboards from the innovative team at Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto, Canada. In the session, they shared how they are using lightboards to enhance teaching and content dissemination in flipped, hybrid & online environments. If you are not […]

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