Things are a bit slower in the Summer at UT, so I am focused on undergoing professional development during the downtime. My primary goals are to become much more familiar with Adobe suite, including Captivate, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

I led a workshop about open content focused on what it was, why instructors should care, and how it can be implemented in class. Putting the workshop together was a good experience and allowed me to refresh my knowledge around…

I recently signed up for a MOOC on University Teaching offered by Johns Hopkins University through Coursera. It is a nice refresher on some instructional design topics, and is (at one week in) focused primarily on the science of learning….

I collaborated with some faculty from other departments and created an Objectives workshop!  We had about 20 attendees, and they were very engaged with writing and updating their objectives for the different topics. I worked with someone on program-level objectives,…

I just finished my second Quality Matters Training. The first session was an all day workshop on Applying the QM Rubric, and this one was Designing your blended course. Both were valuable experiences and I found the rubric to be…

On September 25th, I had the honor of serving as a guest expert at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. I shared my experience with Open Badges and the general implementation of openness in higher education. It was a…

Hello: Welcome! The updates section is mostly a place to share what I am currently working on (research updates, presentations, project goals, tools that I am using, etc.). Thanks so much for your interest! Please feel free to email me…