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Reposted: CUNY Is You, Me, Everybody

I wrote this a couple months back for the CUNY Academic Commons blog Ground Control as a project team member contribution. It was published last Friday, and wanted to republish it on my personal blog because I love the Commons, CUNY, and the Blues Brothers so much!  Jake and Elwood, brothers not by blood but […]

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All MOOCs and No Play Makes University Dull

A few days ago Audrey Watters tweeted a Say What Again Meme about MOOCs. I pictured this particular Jules as a faculty member or instructional technologist finally freaking out on the administrator that is pressing him and the college to hurry up and join the future of higher education. Yes the MOOC craze could lead to […]

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Digital Storytelling ds106 Teaching and Learning

Isn’t That Just Like a Rabbit?

Brings a knife to a gun fight. I’ve been really enjoying the week long creative challenge that my commtech juniors and seniors have been undertaking as part of our portfolio class. They’ve shown me new sides of their work including a lot of drawing, mashups, and a particular meme in which someone has me throw […]

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Digital Storytelling ds106 Teaching and Learning

History of the GIF

A Couple of Essays on GIFs Mashable History of GIFs The Doctrine of the Similar (GIF GIF GIF)   Early 8Bit GIFs Signage – Early Vernacular of Navigation Pointers and Construction pages Welcome to My Site Hobbies and Personal Interests (animated clip art) Tools, Music, Pets, Cars, Flag-Waving Early Cultural Remixes Hammer Time! Chicken Explodes Bill […]

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ds106 Teaching and Learning

Bridging to a Better DS106 Class

With the help of Tim Owens and Hippiehosting.org, York College is for the first time starting a semester of ds106 with every single student up with their own domain in the FIRST WEEK! It’s hard to describe how great this has been as in typical semesters I have at least ten or so students out […]

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Day of the MOOC now Animated!

  Some MOOCs are wicked scary, but even more horrifying when turned into an animated movie poster. This is a Riff a GIF of David Kernohan’s Day of the MOOC poster for the Horror of the MOOCs assignment. Remixing other people’s work in ds106 is one of the best things to do to show your love.

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DS106 STRATEGY

After having created a few GIF assignments to help seed the DS106 GIFfest which officially started today, I needed to get a submission done! Andrew Forgrave’s GIF the DS106 came to mind with my third semester of teaching DS106 ending tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how many York College students have been working through the ds106 assignment bin creating so […]

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WOPR MOOC

The WOPR, the fictional military supercomputer featured in the film War Games. It was given the job of monitoring nuclear missile silos after too many Air Force missileers refused to launch during a live fire exercise. They figured it would be better to let a supercomputer oversee nuclear apocalypse – let the technology do the job […]

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Digital Storytelling Teaching and Learning

Suessing Ethiopia

During class today we began discussing the remix generator and remix cards as part of this week’s assignments. I created the example, “What Is Culture For You?? [Remixed]: Dr Suess It,” and under the original assignment I found Mis-tery’s trip to Ethiopia. I would have loved to read more about the trip, as it looks […]

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GIFing a Great Conversation About EPortfolio

I made a presentation today about eportfolio and assessment for York College’s annual day of assessment conference. The problem was I showed up with a conversation about eportfolio and a bunch of animated GIFs (see below) and everyone else showed up with graphs, charts, and numbers. When my colleague asked me to talk to faculty […]