Monthly Archives: January 2015

Flipped Off

While the so-called flipped classroom may be all the rage right now*, I want to take a minute to talk about flipping the instructors and the designers of instruction. When I talk about flipped instructors**, what I mean is this: instructors who … Continue reading

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Logic and Classification (crossposted)

[Originally posted on my MLIS blog] Two things occur to me as I begin my first week’s work in LIBR 202: 1. A little while ago, I wrote a little post on my complete failure to catalog my own massive … Continue reading

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Both Sides Now: 7 Deadly Sins of Canvas Course Setup

One of the things I find most fascinating about both taking and teaching classes in the same learning management system (hereafter LMS), albeit for different schools and disciplines, is the opportunity to experience the effects of different instructional designs from the … Continue reading

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Soupin’ It Up

In my ongoing quest to mess about with food until I find something I like to eat, I have once again returned to the lab in order to cook up a new monster: a vegetable soup with some pasta in … Continue reading

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Light and Sound

I’m really a terrible photographer. I have no idea what I’m doing. If you want to have a long, thoughtful conversation with someone about lenses, I am not your huckleberry. I found a digital camera that lets me do what I … Continue reading

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Making Joyful Noises

The Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival is a fun way to fight the winter doldrums in snowy northwest IA, and I go whenever I can (heck, I was even a part of a band that played on the pub crawl, … Continue reading

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Breathing Together

Take a moment and go watch this video of a Japanese women’s karate team doing a team kata at a competition. It’s been going ’round the interwebz for a bit, but I only happened to come across it this week, … Continue reading

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