Category: ODL

Open Online Card Games – Epic Heroes Web App

Red headed lady at a coffee shop on her computer. She has tattoos and a big smile.

Red headed lady at a coffee shop on her computer. She has tattoos and a big smile.
Recently, I built a web app using WordPress and the Random Content plugin to convert the Epic Heroes card game into an open, online version that can be played synchronously over video chat or in person with out needing to print out the cards. You can see the web app by navigating to epicheroes.keeganslw.com on […]

A Multi-University Climate Course Connected By Centralized Discussion

Sunset showing wind turbines in frame

Sunset showing wind turbines in frame
Several weeks back I mentioned I was working on simple MOOC-like courses for instructors with specific grant requirements. They needed university students and public, openly-enrolled students to share course materials and the same discussion space. Having moved their course from a proprietary LMS (that offered this setup) into Canvas, it was time to see where this […]

Sharing My Sneaky Card

Blank playing cards sitting on a table.

Blank playing cards sitting on a table.
I’ve been thinking about large scale engagement of conference attendees and university communities. How do we encourage people to connect, try new things, and have fun in their community? How can this be achieved with minimal intrusion into daily life? What are the best strategies to involve diversity of people and personalities? Where are such […]

Establishing Epic Heroes


A women of color super hero, a meditating frog hovering with a head propeller, and a women of color elf with bow string drawn.

A women of color super hero, a meditating frog hovering with a head propeller, and a women of color elf with bow string drawn.
I developed a Storytelling Card Game for Online Learning Practitioners to play and consider their work and experiences through the lens of the Hero’s Journey. Holding a handful of cards, players are challenged to develop narratives describing their online learning experiences to share for group discussion. Goal of the Game Through prompted storytelling, this game guides players […]

A Year Later

Top down view of blue coffee cup with white background

Top down view of blue coffee cup with white background
It’s been a year and I miss blogging. Writing takes much more time and energy than it used to, but I’m still determined to publish on my site again. I’m coming to terms with the fact that I need to start walking before I run, as is evident since I’m producing way too many unfinished […]
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