June 2021

Slice of Life: Hold On To The Positive (Comic)

(This is for the Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. We write on Tuesdays about the small moments in the larger perspective … or is that the larger perspective in the smaller moments? You write, too.) This is a comic slice, the latest edition to my collection of comics I have been making since […]

The Localization Paradox

I was recently invited to participate in a Three Days of Focus conversation including the reusability paradox on the OE Global platform. The conversation opens for public participation this Wednesday. This is my initial contribution to the conversation. Thanks to Alan and others for the invitation to participate in this conversation. If you didn’t make it all the way through my 2002 article linked above (and I wouldn’t blame you!), the Reusability Paradox can be stated in its simplest form as follows: There is an inverse relationship between the amount a student can learn from a resource and the reusability…

Podcast477: Remembering Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane in Deadwood, South Dakota

Welcome to a special episode of “Moving at the Speed of Creativity,” recorded from the Mt Moriah cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota on June 26, 2021. Members of our family went on the “Boot Hill Tours Historical Tour of Deadwood,” and I audio recorded the culminating portion at the graveside of both Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. These real people from the “wild west days” of the late 19th century were mythologized by dimestore novelists and journalists, who used the outlines of their characters to weave wild (and sometimes sordid) tales of conflict, romance, adventure, and violence. Our tour guide, Joe Williams, is a local educator and school administrator who has done extensive historical research about the area of Deadwood and specifically the lives of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. In his narration, he dispels some of the myths surrounding these two characters and sheds light on their lives and deeds. Check out the podcast shownotes for related links to this tour and area.

Connectivism at the Moment

Responding to an email enquiry- what is your opinion/ vision regarding the application of the CONNECTIVISM theory at present ?I see it being widely applied both online and offline. I recently wrote a paper called ‘Recent Work in Connectivism’ where I d…