Month: April 2018

Annotating EdTech Terms of Service

This is part two in my wrap up posts from OLC Innovate 2018. My third and final presentation was demoing and gathering feedback on a framework and tool that Amy Collier and I have been developing over the past few months. This idea started after a panel presentation that Amy and I were on at […]

Conversations not Presentations

Last week, I was at OLC Innovate at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. One of the innovations at this year’s conference was a presentation format called Conversations, not Presentations. This format drew on the idea that when one person is talking to an audience, you miss out on the latent capacity and knowledge of the audience. At […]

Live from OLC

One of the new features that we introduced at OLC Innovate this year was an online live stream that we called OLC Live. Through the magic of Zoom, we conducted more than twenty interviews and gave tours of the conference. You can see the YouTube playlist here: bit.ly/olcliveplaylist. We were inspired in large part by the […]

Recapping and Reflecting on OLC Innovate 2018

I’ve returned from OLC Innovate in Nashville. Innovate holds a particularly special place for me for a multitude of reasons. Innovate, previously Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, was the first conference I attended who’s attendees really felt like my professional network. I still remember my first dinner in 2014 with Laura Pasquini, Ben Scragg, Jim […]

Playing With #OLCInnovate 2018 Twitter Data

A word cloud of tweets from #OLCInnovate 2018. Here's the decreasing list of terms that make up the word cloud with their relative number of times used: online (204); ruha9 (184); great (175); session (165); learning (158); olctoday (138); education (134); time (126); work (111); design (102); innovation (102); keynote (100); students (96); conference (93); literacy (93); today (91); thanks (89); just (88); student (85); edtech (82); new (82); need (81); video (81); social (75); like (73); make (73); want (73); people (72); drip (70); jlknott (70); using (69); come (67); join (66); technology (65); faculty (62); conversation (60); jordosh (60); live (60); use (60); olc (59); think (59); award (58); calimorrison (56); talk (54); booth (53); keeganslw (53); tools (53); visual (53); best (52); day (52); kthompso (52); research (52); check (51); technological (50); it's (49); thank (49); way (49); nashville (48); presentation (48)
For #OLCInnovate this year, I setup Tags Explorer to view the Twitter usage of the conference. Since I also did this in 2016, there are opportunities for comparisons between the major topics discussed between the two years. I’ll only have a small chance to play with this data (for now), so I wanted to release […]

OLC Live Preview

My favorite part of any conference is talking to people. Catching up with friends, chatting with people after a good presentation, and drinking in the excitement in the hallways fill me with ideas to take back home. For OLC Innovate 18, I wanted to bring this knowledge sharing into the digital space. OLC Live is […]

The Unofficial Guide To Unofficial Conversations At #OLCInnovate

People sitting at a table reading and conversing.
Serving as the Innovation Lab Chair for #OLCInnovate this year has allowed me to uncover many of the conversations that will take place at the conference. These discussions are hosted by individuals, informal groups, and satirical entities and shed light on the nuances of conversations that will take place this week at #OLCInnovate. Innovation Lab […]

I received a grant to adopt an open textbook!

I was informed earlier this week that I was one of 13 faculty who were awarded the Alternative Textbook Grant that is provided by OU Libraries. Very cool! From the news release: University Libraries awarded Alternative Textbook grants to 13 recipients for implementing open educational resources for their classes in the 2018-2019 academic year. The […]

Week in Review: 3/26-4/1

Interactions One of my favorite things about my job is that I meet with people from a variety of departments and offices across campus every week to brainstorm and build all sorts of projects. This week, I had meetings every day. I have been working with Prof. Honorée Jeffers on a couple of websites and […]

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