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Innovation: A Library / Technology Hierarchy of Needs

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:05:49 +0000

I’ve wanted to post on this topic since 2012, but never got around to it until now.  Back then I was a co-investigator on the MISO Survey team.  If you aren’t familiar with the MISO Survey, go, check it out, … Continue reading

Four Stories from Professor Joe Hoyle

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:49:44 +0000

Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies kicked off the Spring 2016 semester with a talk by Robins School of Business Professor Joe Hoyle to the faculty.  Joe is one of the most passionate teachers I’ve met and he is … Continue reading

Assistive Technology Overview

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:46:08 +0000

Yesterday I sat in on an AHEAD webinar.  The focus was to introduce assistive technologies to non-geeks.  While I’m relatively familiar with these technologies, I’m always interested in learning more, and I’m interested in others on campus learning more about … Continue reading

Classroom Master Plan 2.0

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 23:54:22 +0000

I’m excited: after several years of work, the University of Richmond has released its second Classroom Master Plan.  Our original plan was developed in 2004, and among the goals was the standardization of resources in classrooms across campus.  This made … Continue reading


Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:32:36 +0000

It’s been a couple of years, but I am happy to be attending EDUCAUSE 2015 in October.  In addition to catching up with friends, I’m looking forward to a number of sessions, including: ALT Lab: A Teaching-Learning Center for the … Continue reading

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:21:02 +0000

Robinson’s observation about fixing the culture of education is correct.  Learning is a human endeavor, not a mechanical one.  It requires creativity on the part of teachers, and creativity cannot thrive if the education system is run on the principle … Continue reading

Reading and Listening | March 1, 2013

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:50:06 +0000

Reading London Review of Books Shall I go on? by Colin Burrow The National Interest Mo Yan’s Delicate Balancing Act by Sabina Knight The New York Times | Friday, March 1, 2013 Boehner Halts Talks on Cuts; G.O.P. Cheers by … Continue reading

Reading and Listening | February 28, 2013

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:50:58 +0000

Reading Richmond Times-Dispatch | Thursday, February 28, 2013 $100 fee for hybrids fuels criticism of roads plan by Jim Nolan The New York Times | Thursday, February 28, 2013 After Pledging Loyalty to Successor, Pope Leaves Vatican by Rachel Donadio

Reading and Listening | February 27, 2013

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:50:58 +0000

Reading All Things D Amazon: Don’t Install the Kindle for iOS Update We Just Sent You by John Paczkowski Tech’s Heavy Hitters Come Out in Support of Gay Marriage by Mike Issac The New York Times | Wednesday, February 27, … Continue reading

Reading and Listening | February 26, 2013

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:50:11 +0000

Reading The Chronicle of Higher Education Campus Networks Feel the Pinch as Demand Rises and Budgets Shrink by Jake New Outlook for Nonprofit Higher Education Is ‘Volatile,’ Report Says by Allie Bidwell Harvard Business Review Marissa Mayer Is No Fool … Continue reading