Guests and Strangers

Image: by Luke Lai https://flic.kr/p/ppgvnY I really love the prompt from Maha and Kate in week 3 of the #digciz June 2017 convos about hospitality and feeling at home. Why and how do we bring with us our ideas of hospitality, which may overlap and/or be different from those we are interacting with, into a space…

Intentional Practices

Image: Fun with Focus by MizterForbz https://flic.kr/p/og4o9 The word intentional has been popping up in a lot of conversations I’ve been having lately about device use, digital pedagogy, instructional design, civic duty, and activism. When something is intentional, you know you are doing it, you have hopefully thought about it in some way and made a…

And my heart broke a little

image: Taken at the Art Institute Chicago on July 17, 2016 – Conversation in Studio, 1943 by Milton Avery There are many things happening in the world right now that cause deep heartbreak. There are systematic, deep rooted problems that are hitting a great many people directly and violently and I struggle to express my care, do…

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this is messy

Should we all be activists? I remember when I went to college in 1995, like many others, I searched for a cause. I was searching for something to care about. I had this image of college as the place where you become active and responsible, but at the same time I was figuring out who…

#DigPINS Round 2

In January of 2016 I did an experimental online faculty development course with six faculty members at St. Norbert College. Here is the original course outline. I’m very excited to start the course with a second group of participants. I learned a lot from the last go around and I have changed some of the…