2021 Week 11


โš™๏ธ Work

We’re looking for a new CIO again. I think that’s 7 CIOs I’ve worked with so far.

๐Ÿค” PhD

I spent some time refactoring the whole dissertation. Collapsing chapters. Scrapping chapters. Expanding chapters. The new outline feels good. I need to let it steep for a bit more, but it feels like progress.

๐Ÿ“š Reading

Scholz, K. W., Komornicka, J. N., & Moore, A. (2021). Gamifying History: Designing and Implementing a Game-Based Learning Course Design Framework. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 9(1), 99โ€“116. https://doi.org/10.20343/9.1.9

Janik, J. (2020). Negotiating Textures of Digital Play: Gameplay and the Production of Space. Game Studies, 20(4). http://gamestudies.org/2004/articles/janik

Mary Grush interviews Gardner Campbell in Campus Technology: Augmenting the Learning Dialogue Online: A Q&A with Gardner Campbell

A Jisc survey of 27,069 students on their experiences and feedback on digital learning in higher education (via Stephen Downes)

Gardner Campbell, on his media production workflow. It’s not just “record zoom and be done with it”. He reviews and edits. He treats Zoom recordings as “dailies” that are source material rather than as the final product. This is a much richer and deeper and human process than just clicking Record and moving on.

Lee Skallerup Bessette - Stop Ignoring Microaggressions Against Your Staff (it’s paywalled though. our campus VPN lets me in) - on small ways that institutions can marginalize the role and contributions of staff. I think our university does a LOT of things really well in this regard, but I need to step back and think about this some more.

Gatlin, A., Kuhn, W., Boyd, D., Doukopoulos, L., & McCall, C. (2021). Successful at Scale: 500 Faculty, 39 Classrooms, 6 Years: A Case Study. Journal of Learning Spaces, 10(1). Retrieved from http://libjournal.uncg.edu/jls/article/view/2032 - we’ll be discussing this paper at the Learning Technologies and Design Team meeting next week.

๐Ÿงบ Other

I’ve been using NetNewsWire for my RSS reader for awhile now, and it’s really great. But the latest build includes iCloud syncing, making it even greater.

And I’ve been trying the Edge browser for awhile, but haven’t been able to keep it as the default browser until now. A Chrome-based browser without any Google-fu? (Yes, I’ve tried Brave, but it’s not quite there yet)

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Focus for next week

Kicking off the hiring committee for the Learning Technologies Specialist position. That’s going to be a major focus for the next month or so.


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