Making Connections

Working on the dissertation, and developing a coding method for analyzing some transcripts using the game design framework. Lots of messy green lines at this stage…

November 28, 2020 · 1 min

progress on the digital-whiteboard-text-markup thing

After quickly (and I mean QUICKLY - it took less than half an hour’s worth of fiddling around with code while sitting on the couch watching garbage TV) building a way for people to markup chunks of text using the TIDraw.net -powered digital whiteboards, I wanted to test it in action. It’s one thing to try it on my laptop or iPad, but digital ink is a different experience on a 50" display....

September 26, 2019 · 3 min

Text annotation via digital whiteboards

We hosted a “TI Instructors Gathering” this morning, where we invite folks who are teaching in the Taylor Institute to come together to share their experiences and we can learn from them about how they use the spaces and technologies. This gathering was predominantly Languages profs - french/spanish/russian/french - and we got to talking about how they’d like to be able to have their students break into groups and use the “Collaboration Carts” to mark up passages of text....

September 24, 2019 · 2 min

Introducing TIDraw - simplest possible digital whiteboards

It’s not a SPLOT per se, because it’s intended for use in face-to-face learning rather than online. SPLF2FT? At the Taylor Institute, we have a bunch of active learning classrooms - we call them “learning studios”. They’re designed to enable active group collaboration, through the design of the rooms, to the furniture available, and the technology provided. There are 50" touch-enabled “collaboration carts” 1 that can run almost any web-based tool....

June 19, 2018 · 5 min