Category Archives: potcert11


Hello again all.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you all have to say this semester.  I’ve got a few things to share since we’ve last met, but I’ll save them for another post.   Today I just want to touch on using online resources, not screencaps or html (I know all that), but a […]

The Mysterious Ms. Mowbray

[Note: Since my field doesn’t particularly lend itself to image annotation, here’s an image from my erratic family history research.  I notice that the embed leaves much to be desired in the realm of formatting.] Below is the death certificate of my 3x great-grandfather’s second wife.  It’s of interest because of a bizarre discrepancy in her […]

It’s Was a Very Nice Party

Has it been 3 months already?  (Well, two months (I’m pretty sure November doesn’t count ;)).  Let’s take inventory . . . . Bright Beginnings: There I was, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!  So involved, so not overwhelmed by the rest of my responsibilities! 😀  Overall, I would characterize the first 5 weeks as successful and involved. […]

Week 10: Course Blogs

Ah, blogs.  Something I’ve put a lot of thought into, even if I’m not . . . rigidly scheduled in my use of a blog.  And I loved Cris‘ impassioned defense of blog ownership.  Lisa posted the table she’s been working on (and I’ve minimally helped with) comparing different discussion board and blog uses, pros […]

Week 11: Accessibility

Accessibility has been a concern for me ever since my third online teaching experience when I had a blind student in my class.  I admit that it had never even crossed my mind to think about accessibility issues.  I very quickly learned that Blackboard (this was when I still used Bb for teaching) was . […]

Week 11/12: Copyright

I’ve been looking forward to these weeks for one reason: Creative Commons.  I’ve never found time to sit down and learn about Creative Commons, so this was my chance to do just that (of course, that requires that I actually make time to do this class, which the past month has shown I’m not going […]

Hacking Evernote as a “Loose” Grade Book

As much as I might have to say about Elluminate, Google+, Vyew, and Voicethread (all of which I’ve used in the past), what really captured my attention this week (speaking from the past, of course.  This is week 9, right? ;)) was the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: specifically, the loose grade book developed (and apparently […]


I’m reading through the backlog of posts from the community from my two week absence.  And of course I missed the purposefully conversation heavy weeks!  Looking overall the in depth conversations everyone is having is really a nice reminder of the educational opportunities that conversations can be. Of course it’s also a reminder of my […]

Further Ramblings about the Distributed Classroom

My thoughts have begun to turn towards my Winter course again and, as my Examination copies of the potential textbooks have not sped their way across the United States, I’ve been thinking more and more about the form of a course based around distributed conversation (or distributed communities)–about what online “geography” is ideal for such […]

Syllabus, Syllabus, Who’s Got the Syllabus?

Most of this week’s readings and videos were uncontroversial to me.  If you look at this site here, you can see an example of how I layout and organize all the content areas of my course including the syllabus, schedule, assignments, examples, and so on (if you’ve looked at my Medical Ethics course, you’ve seen this). […]