Category: Musings on Technology

How to Create Your Own Professional Development Network Using Twitter

Friday, May 22nd, 2015


I used to subscribe to several academic magazines in an attempt to stay informed in the worlds of higher education, technology, and pedagogy. I stopped nearly all of those subscriptions the moment I started using Twitter as a resource-gathering tool. It saved me time, money and I found better and more current information. Like many online tools, […]

Thoughts on Adding Technology to Blend Courses

Monday, March 2nd, 2015


This Spring, I made a decision to enroll in a Blended Learning course sponsored by EDUCAUSE called “Becoming a Blended Learning Designer”. This MOOC requires participants to complete the course in six weeks, and during that time participate in discussions, blogging, and readings. As I went through the readings for the first week of the […]

Using Apps to Navigate Purdue and the Surrounding Community

Monday, January 12th, 2015


When I moved to Indiana almost two years ago, I was overwhelmed trying to find my way around until I came across some helpful digital apps. There are many official and unofficial apps related to Purdue University but I am going to share the ones that worked best for me in the operating systems I […]

Canvas Likes and Less-Than-Likes

Monday, December 29th, 2014


In Fall 2014, Purdue started a pilot of the Canvas LMS to assess the usability of Canvas at Purdue University. With Purdue’s contract with Blackboard expiring in September of 2017, it is important to look at alternatives to see if Purdue is best served by Blackboard, or if a different learning management system would be better for faculty […]

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