Lesson # 1: Failure

Several years ago I heard a radio program on the TED radio hour about failure. I won’t share too many details because they did a better job than I could and I encourage everyone to listen to it (Failure Is An Option). I am not hoping that anyone fails, only that...

Moving a Class Online pt 1

Hi folks, hope you’re doing well and taking good care of yourself.  I know that many of you are completing your first week ever of online learning and the rest of you are prepare to start. There’s a lot of generous offers and plenty of good advice, but...

Don’t Make Every Problem a Nail

  Today’s business model for technology tends towards one-stop shopping. What I mean by that is that all software tries to provide all-in-one solutions. While this practice leads to convenience, as the saying goes “if the only tool you have is a...

Flipping Out

Moving classes online will require some changes in the way you do things. You can’t just post materials and expect students to view them. And you also can’t just turn on a webcam and hope students will watch you lecture for an hour. In a class, you know when they are...

Thoughts on online learning

from a (former) online student… First, an introduction:  I received my Masters of Science in Music Technology entirely online with almost entirely synchronous coursework.  My primary focus in music technology is to empower musicians with technology. While most of my...

Moving Your Classes Online

 With many schools closing due to the COVID-19 virus and many more likely to follow suit in the near future, we are all being asked to prepare to teach online. If you’ve never done it before, this probably seems to be a daunting proposition. But don’t panic. If you’re...
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