Instructional Technology

Please see all the pages in this section for documents, descriptions of workshops I have written/designed, and some workshop media. Below are links to and descriptions of the two blogs I maintain for professional/personal purposes. Although not related to my employment, I guess I will always be an academic by training, so I still think of these sites as professional.

2013-11-27_1413Mostly Technology & Teaching (Personal Instructional Technology and Teaching Blog): http://mostlytechnology.wordpress.com

I began writing this blog content in August 2005 in my previous position as Director of the Center for Instructional Technology at Mercyhurst College, migrated edited posts in November 2008 to another workplace blog at Cuyahoga Community College, and finally landed here in 2012, writing about the same topics for myself and my readers. So, this blog has done some traveling and has, in my view, improved with age. My writing goals were to engage readers with substantive posts about trends in instructional technology and about my personal teaching experiences. The site is now an archives of my ten years working in the field.

palegrinnsworldWandering with Grinn Pidgeon (Personal Virtual Worlds Blog): http://grinnsworld.wordpress.com/

Previously under the name Presence: Virtual Worlds in Higher Education, I began writing about virtual worlds in May 2007 in my previous position as Director of the Center for Instructional Technology at Mercyhurst College, migrated edited posts to an earlier version of this blog in November 2008 for a position at Cuyahoga Community College, and have continued writing since then. Originally, I had been writing about Second Life® in my instructional technology blog, but when Mercyhurst acquired an island in Second Life (long since gone), I felt the topic warranted its own blog. I blogged here for a second instructional technology position at Tri-C, where we had a small parcel of leased land used for beginner building workshops and on which we were creating a small campus, but there was not enough interest to sustain it, so again, this has become a personal blog. I focus now simply on wandering around and bringing back snapshots of places in Second Life®, which is still an interesting place for artists, educators, and wanderers like me. For that shift in focus, I chose a theme that makes good use of images.

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