Exploring OER with Thing 12

For Thing 12, we are exploring Open Educational Resources. Great timing, as I’m writing this just prior to the 2016 OpenEd conference, which will kick off tomorrow in Richmond, VA. More specifically, we are looking at the amazing work that’s taking place at the University of Edinburgh in the areas of open educational resources and open […]

Exploring OER with Thing 12

Remix this post: Thing 11

Our topic for Thing 11 provided an overview of copyright in various countries and introduced us to Creative Commons. I have a baseline understanding of how copyright in the U.S. works, but less of an understanding once it moves past the country’s borders. It’s amazing how much it can differ between countries, particularly in the […]

Remix this post: Thing 11

Hanging out online: Thing 9

Thing 9 presented us with a couple options for web-based connection tools, one of which was Google Hangouts. My institution is a Google Apps school, so we use Hangouts several times each week.  Hangouts in that context are fairly easy to setup and/or join. When I have used Hangouts outside of work, sometimes they can […]

Hanging out online: Thing 9

Twitter analytics with Thing 7

Thing 7 focused on one of my most-used connection tools. I’ve been on Twitter for several years and am familiar with the lists and various management tools. My chief reason for signing up back in 2009 was to connect with student affairs professionals. Oddly enough, it was through the use of Twitter and blogs that helped point […]

Twitter analytics with Thing 7

Exploring diversity with Thing 5

Diversity in online spaces is one component of the long-running debate about technology and neutrality. The resources for Thing 5 illustrated this idea in different ways. Paige Tutt described the use of multicultural emojis as a new means for individuals to spread racist messages online: The emoji are being used to make racist comments on social media and […]

Exploring diversity with Thing 5

Breaking into blogging with Thing 2

The ’23 things’ course title makes me think of Thing One and Thing Two from Dr. Suess’ stories. While searching for images to accompany this post, I remembered that my child had a lot of fun making buttons at camp this summer. (Thing 1 button was made and given to a friend.) Thanks, Alex, for […]

Breaking into blogging with Thing 2

Diving into Thing 1

For some reason, a ladder metaphor popped into my mind as a good way to kick off the 23 Things exploration. Thing #1 featured a short video intro (view it below), the course FAQs, and a call to familiarize ourselves with our respective institutions’ social media policies. I wandered over to the University of Minnesota’s home […]

Diving into Thing 1