LEM Step-by-Step Practice

  For this first go at LEM, I will be modeling the introductory week module in an online Creative Nonfiction II class that I am currently developing. I've taught the class before in a face-to-face setting, but now I'll be turning this into an online asynchronous learning environment. The outcomes/objectives for this module are two-fold:... Continue Reading →

Gallery of Learning Environment Insights

I decided to fancy up the presentation of images here, and I went with some unusual choices, I know. Given the fact that my previous blog post includes some more conventional spaces, I wanted to expand my thinking. I went with completely informal spaces in this slideshow, I just realized, though I suppose the writing center... Continue Reading →

Types of Learning Environments

I apologize for the delay in posting this. It's been that kind of week (too much going on and not enough time to get it all done). Here's my shot at identifying different learning environments. We'll see how this goes.   Community Learning Environment: This is a screenshot of my Twitter feed.  I think when used to... Continue Reading →

I’m back…sorta

While my main site goes through some updates, I'll be using this blog again as part of an online certification I'm going through to become a Certified Learning Environment Architect (CLEA). Find out more about what I'm talking about here.

Interesting (and exciting) contest here…

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

CheeseIron Horse Literary Review has announced its first annual Video Competition, with generous prize money:

We’re looking for digital essays, stories, and poems—videos that combine visual art and sound with original written texts in artistically beautiful ways. This is a relatively new form, but already some great examples have been published. Check out the links below to see some great video compositions in Rattapallax and TriQuarterly. You don’t need any better submission guidelines than these examples from two great journals.​

The winner will receive $400; and one finalist will receive $150. We will publish the winning video and the finalist on our Web site and in an upcoming DVD issue, and we will screen both videos at the Spring 2013 Iron Horse Gala in April.

Example Essays and Details HERE



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And just cause

Whenever I think about the wedding, I am always reminded of one of my favorite movies. . .and ignore the ending of that first clip. . .

And again. . .

Lauer, Janice. "Toward a Metatheory of Heuristic Procedures." CCC 30.3 (Oct 1979): 268-269.   In this short article, Lauer puts forth 3 criteria for teachers to develop as a metatheory, which can be used by teachers to assess various invention heuristics they might teach their students. Lauer believes "[t]he chances of discovering insight increase through... Continue Reading →


procrastination, anybody? Let's see if I can actually write something. I'm currently reading I.A. Richards' Poetries and Sciences, a little book that has taken me weeks to get through. It's not that Richards is tremendously difficult to get through (not really in this case, at least). . .this isn't exactly immediately relevant to my dissertation,... Continue Reading →

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So I envision this blog working as some sort of combination of my academic work and real life. . .whatever that is. Kinda like everyone else who has decided that getting a PhD is a good idea, right?

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