Discovering Norway!

It’s only fair to share…In Norway, the education system benefits from an “October Break” – a week put aside in the midst of the busy autumn season, where students (and professors) get a bit of time off.  We planned ahead, taking this opportunity to explore and discover a bit more of this country we have … [Read more…]

Unity VR (Virtual Reality) Hack!

It’s only fair to share… This past weekend, with the help of a great team of new friends and colleagues, I collaborated to make my first piece of Virtual Reality.  I attended the Unity VR Hack at the Bergen Public Library in Bergen, Norway.  The event – led by Crossover Labs with expert mentoring from Unfold Collective – was … [Read more…]

Milestones

It’s only fair to share…I have been contemplating lately just how much relationships are the single most influential factor in the course of any life.  And I am proud that I have instinctually lived my life by the wisdom of this tenet thus far. I think this cherished personal value is most evident in the Writing Studies community I … [Read more…]

Returning from #Arganee

It’s only fair to share… A selfie from all the alchemists of #arganee! #netnarr @netnarr pic.twitter.com/UCqUSO6CWa — Rissa Candiloro (@RissaCandiloro) May 4, 2017 Sometimes you take a trip and it changes the way see you everything.  The journey of the course called Networked Narratives was just that kind of trip.  When I was imagining designing … [Read more…]

Change ahead: A Fulbright in Norway!

It’s only fair to share…While we have been taking our Spring Break “breather” in #NetNarr, I have been making plans for a major transition of my own.  I am happy to announce that I have been awarded a Fulbright Foundation grant in Digital Culture for the academic year 2017-2018.  Next year I will be a visiting scholar … [Read more…]

Importance of Imagination, Part 1

It’s only fair to share… On the morning after election day, I tweeted:   Shocked, exhausted, and profoundly heartbroken, I knew to meet the day with the universal mandate for good parenting: to serve as my children’s best example. I took similar steps to support and listen to my students. Soon thereafter, I came to … [Read more…]

Writing for Public Purpose

It’s only fair to share… This current back-to-school season is no doubt marked in tangible ways by a contentious presidential election cycle. I find myself wondering how much this indubitable backdrop will play a role in the learning that actually takes place in many classrooms. How much do the real world concerns of the day … [Read more…]

Virtually Connecting at #2016DML

It’s only fair to share… I am pleased to report that the upcoming Digital Media and Learning Conference (to be held at the University of California, Irvine on Oct. 5-7) is slated as rich ground for Virtually Connecting! Virtually Connecting is a connected learning community that is reshaping the ways we think about professional collegiality. In a traditional model … [Read more…]