This is the second part of a keynote I gave at Cal State San Marcos's student Social Justice Summit. It's long, so I've split it into three installments - start with part 1 or you'll be 100% lost. You can see the full slide deck here, and this transcript begins at slide 23. allyship, community, and tools for... Continue Reading →
allyship, community, and tools for change: social justice summit keynote (part 1 of 3).
It's been a minute (as in several years) since my last post, and it feels both familiar and fraught to knock the dust off this platform. The lack of entries coincided with a professional shift in which I moved from a department head job to a associate dean job. Two-plus years into this excellent transition... Continue Reading →
backlog part three: questioning learning styles.
This is the third installment in a series dedicated to dredging the recent past for things unposted. ALA Annual in 2012 was a fittingly Anaheim affair - meetings bracketed by frantic bike rides between bizarre hotels featuring piped-in lobby smells. In spite of overscheduling I was able to make an early morning drive to Huntington... Continue Reading →
Having returned home after nearly a full week in busted/beloved Philly, I've had a bit of time to process ACRL 2011. Based on my three times attending, it's as close to a model conference as one can get in terms of on-point collaborative utility. I've invariably come away with contacts and tech/teaching strategies that have... Continue Reading →
“issues” in next-generation teaching and learning (video).
A few months back I moderated a panel at the Next Generation Teaching and Learning Symposium at UC Berkeley, an all-day event keynoted by Social Media Classroom creator (and fellow Reed alum, how about that) Howard Rheingold. Event organizers recently posted video for each session: Having endured the singularly unpleasant experience of watching myself talk... Continue Reading →
the TED amendments.
I have noticed a lot of recent interest in the TED Commandments, the list of rules every Technology/Entertainment/Design conference presenter receives (chiseled somewhat melodramatically in stone) that reinforce the high bar for which TED talks are known. Let me preface this post by admitting that I am a consummate fan of TED, which I think... Continue Reading →
rtel at ccli.
Today I gave a presentation at the California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction's Spring 2010 Workshop, my maiden voyage talking about Reflective Teaching, Effective Learning book stuff (for an overview on what the book is actually about, take a look at a short article on the subject in American Libraries). I'm sharing two components of the... Continue Reading →
out of context.
Because of my dislike of one-shotters, and with the caveat that my slides don't make a lot of sense without narration, I wanted to share a couple of presentations I have given in the past few weeks at Berkeley. The first, directed to library staff in a panel on emerging library technologies on the library... Continue Reading →