Connecting Colleagues in Cyberspace

It’s only fair to share…If #connectedlearning is an educational approach designed for our ever-changing world, then Virtually Connecting is a #connectedlearning community that is reshaping the ways we think about professional collegiality. In a traditional model of professional development, conferences have always been the key location to build conversations and connections. Conferences enrich our growth as educators and scholars … [Read more…]

Digital Writing as Mode of Thinking

It’s only fair to share… In my current “Writing Theory & Practice” course, we have been discussing the elusive notion of “voice” in writing. What makes a writerly voice distinct, audible, sincere, authentic? What makes a voice compelling? We have recognized that voice is connected to both embodiment and subjectivity. We have talked about the … [Read more…]

Advancing New Forms of Scholarship in Writing

It’s only fair to share… I continue to think a great deal about how new media has grown the possibilities of our collective academic work. As the director of a Masters in Writing Studies Program at Kean University, I often reckon with how our traditional forms of scholarship are merely one reference point when considering how to produce … [Read more…]

Speculative Design for Emergent Learning: Taking Risks

It’s only fair to share… As I look in the rear view mirror at this past semester, I marvel at the grand experiment of my #WritingRace class at Kean University that I blogged about as we embarked on our journey. I decided to take co-learning one step further. When I first met my fantastic group of graduate and undergraduate students for … [Read more…]

The Minecraft Camp

It’s only fair to share… Ode To The Minecraft Camp I am blessed to wear two special “hats”. I am simultaneously both an educator and a Mom. And I often marvel at how these two roles are truly integrated. I find that many of the reflections that emerge from my educator self are mirrored by … [Read more…]

A Pedagogy of Empowerment: Taking a Leap of Faith

It’s only fair to share… In a previous article written for my Digital Media & Learning Research Hub blog, “Striving for New Ways to Learn How to Learn,” I wrote about co-learning as the heart of the connected learning experience. We have heard quite a bit about the limits of the “sage on the stage” approach and … [Read more…]

Join the Hour of Code!

It’s only fair to share… We live in a world surrounded by technology. Information, commerce, communication, and entertainment all rely on computers. But only a tiny fraction of us learn computer science, the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps, or web sites. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any … [Read more…]

Join me in Co-Learning with Connected Courses

It’s only fair to share…The coming two weeks will no doubt engender a dynamic (and hopefully playful) conversation about co-learning in the Connected Courses community.  I am honored to facilitate the topic along with colleagues Alec Couros and Howard Rheingold who have been exploring these issues for some time.  Of all the topics we considered tackling when … [Read more…]

Why I Teach (#whyiteach)

It’s only fair to share…I teach because I am ALWAYS LEARNING when I am teaching. When I am learning I FEEL ALIVE. When I feel alive, I know I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD for the better!   It’s only fair to share…