Sep 22

Are you one of these parents?

Over at the AMX blog, Lane Shannon writes about an experience he had with one of his kids asking to play a video game he was unfamiliar with. Even though video games are getting more and more mainstream, it’s hard for parents to stay fully in the loop of popular games, especially if they themselves …

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Feb 19

Using Google Earth for Perspective

What if New York’s Central Park was actually in Wichita, Kansas? How big is New York’s Central Park, really? If you’ve ever been there, it’s quite impressive–you can spend hours walking trails only to see on a map later that you only covered a very small portion of the park. I wanted to put things …

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Feb 13

My new favorite use for Evernote

When I was a kid, my brother had a cassette tape recorder that was relatively portable (not too unlike this old Fisher-Price model). We made recordings of us watching television, casting baseball games, reading books, telling stories, and more. Today, those old tapes are worth about as much as gold to me now. Hearing my …

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Feb 03

How I Achieve “Inbox Zero”

If you’re like me, you often get buried in your email inbox. While I’m still working on my personal email account, my work email is now fully under control, and I have been able to maintain “Inbox Zero” status. If you’re not familiar with “Inbox Zero,” it is a buzz word that’s been going around …

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Nov 21

Sloan-C, Day-2

First things first–please note my badge bling in the picture to the left. I was the first #sloancninja of the 2013 conference! Basically, that just meant that I was the first one to Tweet, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and post on my blog all either about the conference, or with the hashtag #aln13. I’m a big …

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Nov 20

Sloan-C, Day-1

My university has graciously sent me to the annual SLOAN-C conference this year, hosted in Orlando, FL. SLOAN-C is an organization whose primary focus is the advancement of online education and distance learning. It’s been a wonderful experience so far, and I’d like to share just a few random thoughts from the first full day …

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Nov 19

Been Busy…

I’ve been pretty crazy busy lately. Went to Anaheim two weeks ago, and now I’m in Orlando. Not much to report from BlizzCon, except something cool might be coming. (Pulling a Johnson… #Hint)

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Nov 01

research. Page Added

Just a quick update to point out a new area of the site added today: the “research.” area has been added to the menu above. That page will link to abstracts of any research projects I do, which will link to the paper’s permanent location. Please visit, read, review, and share!

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Oct 30

My thoughts about the Apple announcement

I realize I’m about a week late here, but I have honestly struggled with what to write about last week’s Apple announcement. To say that the announcement was “underwhelming” is accurate. I wasn’t truly disappointed, necessarily, but the event truly lacked the “magic” that we have come to know and love from Apple. Let’s start …

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Oct 21

TweetDeck

http://www.tweetdeck.com I just wanted to share an ULTRA quick review for TweetDeck, which I installed as a Chrome extension to help me stay abreast of the #HumanMOOC Twitter dialog. It’s a great tool for setting up custom searches to view right along side your regular timeline. I may come back and do a full review …

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