Quarantine Poetry #1

The full moon is low in the sky like it doesn't have the energy to rise, So many demands and so much pressure when we all slow down to look, at the small things like the moon showing off in a sky full of stars, veils of pollution stripped away. This quarantine, the stay at … Continue reading Quarantine Poetry #1

Christmas 2019- Reflections

Christmas 2019 I didn’t open a present on Christmas day, and it was the best of Christmases. Here at the tail end of 2019, almost three years after a resolution to live more truly in alignment with myself, this Christmas was one of the first times in more years than I can count that I … Continue reading Christmas 2019- Reflections

Theory vs. Practice (Part 1 of a Quest)

If Pedagogy (or andragogy or huetgogy) are teaching practices driven by beliefs about learning, or a framework that defines what teaching (or learning) practices are employed, why aren’t we talking as much about learning theory as we are about practices? This morning I was reminded of visits I used to have with my favorite publisher’s … Continue reading Theory vs. Practice (Part 1 of a Quest)

Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

I have been thinking a lot about #Openpedagogy lately, unsurprisingly, given the blogs, videos, conferences and twitter conversations that have been going on. In advance of the Year of Open hangout @Bali_Maha is hosting on Monday, April 24, I thought I would wade into the conversation as my own thoughts have been evolving.  In January, … Continue reading Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open

So in December I used Bronwyn Hegarty’s Attributes of Open Pedagogy, along with several other documents to develop a page to use in conversation with faculty about open pedagogy. Last week, I had the opportunity to share it with a small group, and it worked really well in terms of focusing the discussion and talking … Continue reading Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open

Predictive Analytics And Stereotype Threat

Matt Reed (aka @deandad)'s article Predictions, Probabilities, and Placebos and an ensuing twitter discussion raised some important questions about potential dangers of predictive analytics. Specifically, he links Claude Steele's stereotype threat to predictive analytics.  An ensuing twitter discussion explored the conflicting issues around using predictive analytics.  Is there a danger of predictive analytics being used in unintentionally harmful … Continue reading Predictive Analytics And Stereotype Threat