• Planning for a Blended Approach to Teaching Post-Crisis at MSU

    Returning to campus after the events of Feb 13 we find ourselves in a space of continuing to process our own feelings and emotions, caring for others, and providing opportunities and space for all of us to return to our teaching and learning routines. MSU has provided guidance to our community suggesting that we use […]

  • Pathways to Presencing Fellows Project – FAR Framework

    Today I spent a wonderful afternoon with colleagues engaged in the Pathways to Presencing Fellows program talking about our projects and sharing ideas. The fellowship program gives “space and time” for us to engage in ways we are enacting the Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership (CPIL) framework. CPIL seeks to “empower staff and faculty to […]

  • Crafting a Digital Presence With Visitor & Resident, and Constellation Mapping

    The two activities on this page will step you through an initial Visitor and Resident Map of your online presence, then using some of the places that you have identified in that work to create a constellation map of your activities. once you’ve done the activities on this page you can start to make a […]

  • Identifying Process Artifacts in our Work: Part of the Surfacing Our Work series

    My colleague Shannon Kelly and I recently started a series of posts on the process of “surfacing our work.” The series focuses on the ways that, as educational technology professionals, we can work toward sharing more of our work that is in process and publishing work that has not traditionally had a publication outlet. The […]

  • Development or Publication Status of Project

    A few weeks ago I was discussing my publishing workflow with Chris Long and explaining that by starting on with a more informal post and then feeding my posts there into this blog I could begin to build a more scaffolded model of the development of publication status of my projects and ideas. After […]

  • Microblogging with Mastodon: Posting Automatically to My WordPress Site

    When the Humanities Commons team started to spin up I started to wonder if this platform would be a way to conduct my microblogging activities in a space that might have a better distribution network, allowing my work to be more visible.  The more open, federated nature of the platforms like this that make […]

  • Additional Use Cases for Community Collaborative Review (CCR) Tool

    The Community Collaborative Review tool is in development as a part of the Public Philosophy Journal’s (PPJ) ongoing sustainability strategy. The tool provides an opportunity for the PPJ to conduct values-enacted, community-driven peer review cycles that recognize scholarship both by the author and by the reviewers. Because of the focus on values in the Formative […]

  • 10 Tips for Creating and Offering Online Courses

      This post started as a presentation that I gave as part of the Foundations of Successful Online Teaching and Learning series my colleagues and I created as part of our outreach work to K12 schools across Michigan. The tips are a few that I’ve identified in my 20+ years of experience building and teaching […]

  • Resources for K12 Teachers Moving Online

    Earlier this summer my colleague Jeremy Van Hof and I began to work with administrators and teachers in Okemos Public Schools to plan for and develop training materials for supporting K12 teachers moving courses online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The result was a set of materials and accompanying workshops we titled the Foundations of Successful […]

  • Model for Professional Development and Course Quality in Online Teaching

    The Challenge: What Resources to Draw On When Planning Online Learning When developing online courses it is often difficult, as an instructor, to determine which resources to connect with at different points of the process. From an administrative perspective, it can also be difficult to determine which supports to invest in and plan for, in […]

  • Installing OpenFace on Macintosh

    This is a bare bones guide to installing OpenFace on Macintosh that I wrote during the Towards New Horizons in Digital Humanities workshop hosted by the Passau Center for eHumanities in March 2019. Go to Download the source code as a zip (it’s 750MB so will take a long time) Meanwhile…. (Go to […]

  • Constellation of Activities

    A Constellation of Activities is an engaged digital presence. This activity allows the participant to identify those areas they are either currently or wish to be engaged with and map them to the main hub of their digital presence activity. It serves to create a better understanding of the broader ecosystem of one’s digital presence, […]

  • iOS Design Lab

    The iOS design lab is a project that we started Michigan State University to help our students gain valuable skills that they need to be successful in 21st-century work. The first year is a two-semester program, with an option for a summer internship to continue working on a project. We start students out doing work in groups and […]

  • Image Analysis at Scale in the Undergraduate Humanities Classroom

    Today Kristen Mapes and I presented at the Chicago Colloquium on DH and Computer Science about some of our work we’ve done to support undergraduates learning about distant viewing techniques. Our work builds upon the classroom work that we have been doing with collaborators such as David Bering-Porter and Cody Mejeur to think about how distant viewing […]

  • Digital Presence and Public Scholarship: Empowering Graduate Students as Professionals

    Yesterday my colleague Kristen Mapes and I presented some of our work around Digital Presence and Public Scholarship at #Del18. Our presentation, titled “Digital Presence and Public Scholarship: Empowering Graduate Students as Professionals” gave an overview of our work in general, but more specifically focused on our work to integrate digital presence work with graduate […]

  • AAN Panel on Learning Assessment

    On Friday 2/16 I was part of a panel sponsored by the Academic Advancement Network on Learning Assessment. Fellow panelists Stephen Thomas, Justin Bruner, Becky Matz and I were asked the following questions with conversation among us and the group following. The word “assessment” means different things to different people and roles. What does learning […]

  • Faculty Working Group on Digital Presence and Public Scholarship

    This fall I’m co-leading a faculty working group focused on digital presence and public scholarship. Our working group is a collaboration with the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Education, and Natural Science, and brings together about 20 faculty and academic staff from those areas. While the technical solutions provided through services such as Reclaim Hosting’s […]

  • A Quick Look at Tools I Use for Web Accessibility Work

    A couple weeks ago I had an opportunity to present at the Michigan Association for Disability and Higher Education (MI-AHEAD) conference with my colleagues Nate Evans, Phil Deaton and James Jackson. We spoke about the great work Michigan State University is doing to promote accessible content in electronic information technologies (EIT), in particular our strategies […]

  • Course-based Learning Analytics at OLC Innovate 2016

    We just received word this morning that our proposal titled “Investigating Course-Level Analytics in Online Classes” was accepted to the OLC Innovate 2016 conference. The presentation builds on the work I am doing with colleagues Angelika Kraemer, Jessica Knott and Stephen Thomas here at MSU to explore how course level data can be used to […]