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Description of Derek

I am a little bit quirky but that’s okay. Life isn’t nearly as interesting if you try to be “normal” in my opinion. Sometimes it’s better to chuckle and move on or ‘laugh at the darkness’ as I like to say. I am currently torturing my students by making them set up their wordpress sites to […]

sensor63: “: ” thinking of seminars/collaborative activities innovative practices.

“@_daveh70: @sensor63 https://sites.google.com/site/design39campus/ … #ccourses” @makle1 thinking of seminars/collaborative activities innovative practices.

_daveh70:

@sensor63 https://sites.google.com/site/design39campus/ … #ccourses

sensor63: Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas

Why Even ‘Good’ Schools Benefit From Trying Fresh Ideas http://flip.it/oNt4G  #clavedu #ccourses @davecormier @makle1 @bali_maha

Bali_Maha: “My point here, is that I am not here without you” more beauty by influenced by

“My point here, is that I am not here without you” more beauty by @sensor63 influenced by @sbayne http://tachesdesens.blogspot.com/2015/01/netscape.html?spref=tw … #ccourses #rhizo14

Bali_Maha: Love this “You have to be comfortable within yourself to be willing to expose vulnerability”

Love this @taniatorikova “You have to be comfortable within yourself to be willing to expose vulnerability” http://taniasheko.com/moocmooc/critical-pedagogy-meets-year-9-library-orientation-week-2-moocmooc/ … #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: At Silk Rd Trial, Lawyers Fight to Include Evidence They Call Vital: Emoji > new literacies

At Silk Rd Trial, Lawyers Fight to Include Evidence They Call Vital: Emoji > new literacies #vcualtlab #ccourses http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/nyregion/trial-silk-road-online-black-market-debating-emojis.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad …

Studio Reading Exercise

For my studio today, I challenged the students to prepare a review of 11 international development-related reports and papers (listed below). The combination of these documents led to some interesting discussions about the purpose of development assistance (from public, non-governmental, and private entities) and the emerging trends that are occurring within the sector. In the list below, […]

topgold: The inspirational shares nuggets from and on Medium: Navigating the Marvellous

The inspirational @catherinecronin shares nuggets from #altc and #ccourses on Medium: Navigating the Marvellous http://ow.ly/BhhEG 

ken_bauer: Any recommendation for decent plugin to support bilingual (Spanish/English) site? Or just hack myself?

Any recommendation for decent plugin to support bilingual (Spanish/English) @WordPress site? Or just hack myself? #CCourses @BeaverBuilder

Maha4Learning: Listenining to the Tunes. created in using text pulled from

Listenining to the #ccourses Tunes. created in http://www.tagxedo.com/  using text pulled from http://connectedcourses.net  pic.twitter.com/BLwogreLjD

Maha4Learning: Checking in ;) Thinking of going through material again & see what comes up for me

Checking in ;) Thinking of going through #ccourses material again & see what comes up for me

Bali_Maha: The is now on iTunes! Don’t miss an episode :)

The @HybridPod is now on iTunes! Don’t miss an episode :) https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hybridpod/id962021191 … #moocmooc #ccourses #digped

rljessen: Loved it! My take on the term Mooc

Loved it! @jmc3ualberta My take on the term Mooc http://xplrpln.blogspot.ca/2015/01/my-take-on-term-mooc.html … #msloc430 #ccourses #etmooc #oclmooc #abed

Bali_Maha: 2nd critical pedagogy chat will start in 2 hours

2nd #moocmooc critical pedagogy chat will start in 2 hours http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/announcements/mmcp-radical-pedagogies-pedagogies-care/ … #ccourses #digped #rhizo14 #highered #edchat #socphd

yalsa: RT : Access, Equity & the New Majority:

RT @MiaZamoraPhD: Access, Equity & the New Majority: http://eepurl.com/bciG5T  #nwp #hastac #ccourses #moocmooc #connectedlearning #digped

GardnerCampbell: The Blog Comment That Achieved an Internet Miracle – The Atlantic > Only an open web makes this possible.

The Blog Comment That Achieved an Internet Miracle – The Atlantic http://theatln.tc/1z2jg2s  > Only an open web makes this possible. #ccourses

dogtrax: I have no idea what 2048 is but I made one based on connections for

I have no idea what 2048 is but I made one based on connections for #dailyconnect http://community.usvsth3m.com/2048/all-my-connections-edition/ … #ds106 #ccourses #clmooc #rhiz015

I Feel Anger Sometimes. But Not At You. Really.

When women are prevented from expressing anger at injustice, transgression, or violence, they are forced to submit without expressing resistance. Further, women’s silence is interpreted as willing agreement to their subordination. -Megan Boler, Feeling Power, Loc 420 I do not … Continue reading →

crumphelen: The lid is popped off: Behind the scenes of the open section of by

The lid is popped off: Behind the scenes of the open section of #msloc430 http://wp.me/p2X4v8-k2  by @JeffMerrell #ccourses

smstagner: Bonus : Check In Check Up via

#CCourses Bonus #Dailyconnect: Check In Check Up http://wp.me/p58OTD-35  via @dogtrax

smstagner: My bumper sticker! MT Make a Bumper Sticker Bonus

My bumper sticker! MT @dogtrax Make a Bumper Sticker http://wp.me/p58OTD-31  #Ccourses Bonus #Dailyconnect #youshow15 pic.twitter.com/jlO8dVM824

dogtrax: Bonus : Make a Bumper Sticker

#CCourses Bonus #Dailyconnect: Make a Bumper Sticker http://wp.me/p58OTD-31 

dogtrax: Bonus : Check In Check Up

#CCourses Bonus #Dailyconnect: Check In Check Up http://wp.me/p58OTD-35 

MiaZamoraPhD: MT : Our pastiche- On renovations, boxes, & connectedness

MT @sensor63: Our pastiche- On renovations, boxes, & connectedness http://tachesdesens.blogspot.fr/2015/01/patchwork.html … #ccourses #moocmooc #clmooc #ConnectedLearning

sensor63:

@dogtrax @telliowkuwp @Bali_Maha @WarwickLanguage @makle1 @Clarissamfb @MiaZamoraPhD #moocmooc #ccourses http://tachesdesens.blogspot.fr/2015/01/patchwork.html …

MiaZamoraPhD: Access, Equity & the New Majority:

Access, Equity & the New Majority: http://eepurl.com/bciG5T  #nwp #hastac #ccourses #moocmooc #connectedlearning #digped

MiaZamoraPhD: How to Be Smart About Data Privacy – Join the Webinar January 28th

How to Be Smart About Data Privacy – Join the Webinar January 28th http://educatorinnovator.org/how-to-be-smart-about-data-privacy-join-the-webinar-january-28th/ … #ccourses #moocmooc #digped #nwp #clmooc @kuwp

MiaZamoraPhD: MT Gr8 blog @ Critical Ped via Dickinson’s “From all Jails the Boys and Girls,” …

MT @CathyNDavidson Gr8 blog @ Critical Ped via Dickinson’s “From all Jails the Boys and Girls,” http://www.hastac.org/blogs/annadcashley/2015/01/27/concerning-critical-pedagogy#.VMegbXGuDQc.twitter … … #moocmooc #ccourses

MiaZamoraPhD: How to get support while promoting web literacy (Jan. 29 webinar):

How to get support while promoting web literacy (Jan. 29 webinar): http://eepurl.com/bcBbcf  #ccourses #moocmooc #digped #clmooc #nwp @kuwp

sensor63: blogging with Freire.

@timbuckteeth blogging with Freire. #moocmooc #ccourses #clavedu @makle1 @LauraTommaso1 http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.fr/2012/04/blogging-with-freire.html?m=1 …

MiaZamoraPhD: What’s New at NWP Digital Is:

What’s New at NWP Digital Is: http://eepurl.com/bb2bzn  #nwp #ccourses #digped #moocmooc #hastac @kuwp #connectedlearning

tutormentorteam: Co-learning, , and Keeping the Lights On: and the Connected Courses MOOC via

Co-learning, #ccourses, and Keeping the Lights On: #etmooc and the Connected Courses MOOC http://ln.is/wordpress.com/Y5bpQ … via @wordpressdotcom

sensor63: et al

@warwicklanguage @makle1 @LauraTommaso1 @Bali_Maha @telliowkuwp @Maha4Learning @MiaZamoraPhD et al #ccourses http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2015/01/27/when-connected/comment-page-1/#comment-10562 …

GardnerCampbell: “Beyond the University argues that the demand that we replace bro…

#vcualtlab #aacu15 #ccourses #thoughtvectors “Beyond the University argues that the demand that we replace bro… http://amzn.com/k/-zKA94m6RTCwBdrsmUO-1w …

ken_bauer: I’m now a plugin developer for My grades plugin for and is working and up on

I’m now a plugin developer for @WordPress My grades plugin for #TC1014 and #TC1017 is working and up on @github #CCourses @TecdeMty

cogdog:

@laura_ritchie @dogtrax #ccourses #OneMonthBeyondNotBeingOver

JeffreyKeefer: Great ideas and collaborative supports! Nice chat about &

@GoogleGuacamole @catherinecronin Great ideas and collaborative supports! Nice chat about #connectedlearning & #networkedlearning #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: RT : Imagine a school where all the members (students/teachers/admin) weren’t absolutely thrilled when it was closed.

RT @twoodwar: Imagine a school where all the members (students/teachers/admin) weren’t absolutely thrilled when it was closed. #ccourses

GardnerCampbell: Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books | National Endowment for the Humanities

Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books | National Endowment for the Humanities #vcuqep #vcualtlab #ccourses http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2015-01-15/humanities-open-book …

MiaZamoraPhD: Listening to Students via

Listening to Students via @HybridPed http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/featured/listening-students/ … #moocmooc #ccourses #clmooc #nwp @kuwp

MiaZamoraPhD: Read Aloud Day on 3/4! Great ideas via : El Lector RhetCompNow

Read Aloud Day on 3/4! Great ideas via @telliowkuwp: El Lector RhetCompNow http://rhetcompnow.com/tools/el-lector/ … #ccourses #moocmooc #digped #nwp #clmooc

Bali_Maha: what’s ur favorite Maya Angelou reading? this is Still I Rise by & me

what’s ur favorite Maya Angelou reading? #moocmooc #ccourses http://zeega.com/169458  this is Still I Rise by @dogtrax @sharmashyam & me

telliowkuwp: El Lector | RhetCompNow

El Lector | RhetCompNow http://rhetcompnow.com/tools/el-lector/ … #youshow15 #rhizo15 #ccourses @deannamascle @hrheingold @MiaZamoraPhD pic.twitter.com/ppWregcvvY

dogtrax: When Connected …

When Connected … http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2015/01/27/when-connected/#.VMd55Zo0gqw.twitter … #walkmyworld #ccourses

Bali_Maha: Love description of holistic assessment in the episode

Love @krisshaffer description of holistic assessment in the @HybridPod episode http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/columns/featured/listening-students/ … #rhizo14 #ccourses #highered

Concerning Critical Pedagogy

I feel the primary effort of education is focused on tests scores and forming a reputation for the institution. Not all educational systems are like this, but I, as well as those who have been in a modern high school, have experienced being the brunt o…

dogtrax: Sure. Do you have a space in mind where folks can write/share?

@laura_ritchie @cogdog Sure. Do you have a space in mind where folks can write/share? #ccourses

laura_ritchie: can someone point me to a reference as to why open is better than LMS networks?

can someone point me to a reference as to why open is better than LMS networks? #ccourses

Faculty Development 101 – Help Imagine (and plan) Possibilities

I met with a faculty member today who wanted to discuss an activity she planned to try out.  I was excited because she was trying something she had never done before!  What would teaching and learning look like if that was the norm?  I remain hopeful. I also admire her for wanting to engage students […]

laura_ritchie: what about a daily connect ‘checking the pulse’ howz it goin one month on? blog about how you’re connecting

@dogtrax @cogdog what about a daily connect ‘checking the pulse’ howz it goin one month on? blog about how you’re connecting #ccourses

Bali_Maha: “: The new podcast from premiers today! You have three hours to locate your headphones.”

“@HybridPod: The new podcast from @HybridPed premiers today! You have three hours to locate your headphones.” #moocmooc #ccourses #digped

“The Postdigital Museum:” Ross Parry talk at Bard’s Graduate Center, NYC

Ross Parry will be coming to speak at the New Media Seminar at Bard’s Graduate Center on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  His talk is entitled “The Postdigital Museum.” The event is to be live streamed as well, check their website for additional details closer to the date. Speaker/Event Ross Parry Museum Studies, University of Leicester […]

Bali_Maha: “72 identical copies of anything… is a very boring & bad thing” via

“72 identical copies of anything… is a very boring & bad thing” via @chris_friend http://thinkingallowed.info/files/question-of-can-we.php … #ccourses #highered #acwri

ken_bauer: Please share, a format is better with many active participants!

Please share, a #CCourses format is better with many active participants! @Aparicio_Pedro #flipclass #mexedchat

ken_bauer: A7: also check what my Ss are doing this semester in my

A7: also check what my Ss are doing this semester in my @TecdeMty #CCourses #flipclass http://ken.baueralonso.com/courses/  #mexedchat

Better Early Than Never

For this first entry I’m channeling my inner Mark and jumpin’ the gun because in every Dr. Jaxon class I’ve had, Mark was in it and he would be on point postin’ before class and even before the prompt was up sometimes; like he had the Jedi blog trick or something. To add, I in […]

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies   Recently updated !

Danica Savonick and Cathy N. Davidson Overview The often unconscious and unintentional biases against women, including in academe, have been well documented in the autobiographical writings of authors such as Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Patricia Williams, and bell hooks. But is the experience they document merely “subjective”?  Several recent social science research studies, using strictly […]

GardnerCampbell: Want to see some extraordinary thinking about grading criteria? Look here: . on fire!

Want to see some extraordinary thinking about grading criteria? Look here: http://econ482.umwblogs.org/criteria-for-grades/ …. @sgreenla on fire! #ccourses #vcualtlab

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

Danica Savonick and Cathy N. DavidsonOverviewThe often unconscious and unintentional biases against women, including in academe, have been well documented in the autobiographical writings of authors such as Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Patricia Williams, and bell hooks. But is the experience they document merely “subjective”?  Several recent social science research studies, using strictly controlled methodologies, suggest that these first-person accounts of discrimination are representative,…

GardnerCampbell: Correction: p. 6 (not 56).

@GoogleGuacamole Correction: p. 6 (not 56). #vcualtlab #ccourses #thoughtvectors

GardnerCampbell: Engelbart comes in on p. 56 (surname misspelled, alas)

@GoogleGuacamole Engelbart comes in on p. 56 (surname misspelled, alas) http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/resources/publications/getting-ideas-action-building-networked-improvement-communities-education/ … #vcualtlab #ccourses #thoughtvectors

JeffreyKeefer: Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning Conference (CO15): Online Course (free)

Connecting Online for Instruction and Learning Conference (CO15): Online Course (free) http://ow.ly/HWBI3  #ccourses

ken_bauer: Pro tip though, ensure microphone is working, right ?

Pro tip though, ensure microphone is working, right @cogdog ? #CCourses

cogdog: Great laptop lifter. The cup makes it good.

@ken_bauer @TecdeMty Great laptop lifter. The cup makes it #flipclass good. #ccourses

ken_bauer: Hacked studio for my Monday morning “This Week” videos

Hacked studio for my Monday morning “This Week” videos @TecdeMty #TC1014 #TC1017 #CCourses #Tec21 #flipclass pic.twitter.com/0QOLqt5h3s

Bali_Maha: Friends, can you share resources for creative / teaching ideas for our workshop?

Friends, can you share resources for creative #EFL/#ELT teaching ideas for our #TESOL workshop? #edtecheg #ccourses #moocmooc

A rockin’ week in #DiffiMOOC and #MinecraftEdu

#DiffiMooc was a fun-filled week!  Apparently I really enjoy making cartoons, being in a twitter session, blogging about MinecraftEdu (can’t seem to write a shorter blog post, sorry!), and of course I love playing in the game but especially helping others get the hang of the basics. First the cartoon, I’m such a “visualizer” when […]