Mad Men Meets Enspire Learning

Cross-posted from Enspire determines corporate clients’ business needs for training very early in the development process. Occasionally that business need sounds much like advertising. That is, the client asks us to create a course that promotes a product, program, or organization. However, Enspire is a learning company, not an advertising firm. We have a […]

My First Foray Into Filmmaking

In 2004, I worked with three fellow grad students to create a documentary about a folk artist in Crawford, GA named Bennie Morrison. Bennie paints on a variety of objects including magnolia leaves, bricks, satellite dishes, fans, and more. His art depicts cotton fields, aliens, school buses, farms, outhouses, and any other scene he imagines. […]

Top 10 Tools for Learning and Working – 2009

Jane Hart recently posted her 2009 summary of learning professionals’ top 10 tools for learning and working. I submitted my lists in 2007 and 2008, but failed to submit my 2009 list before Dick Clark put the year to bed. Tardiness hasn’t slowed me down in the past. Why should it now? So, without further […]

Adults and Social Networks

iLibrarian links to a recent study that says the number of adults with online social networking profiles has quadrupled since 2005. This is relevant to a couple things I’ve noticed recently in my social networks: Older family members (i.e. aunts, uncles, etc) are joining my networks. A year ago, I’d never have guess that I’d […]

Lifestreaming and Personal Web Sites

One of my goals for re-vamping my site was to include all the external content I post around the web: google reader items, flickr photos, twitter posts, etc. After all, the traditional personal site is dead. I’ve made a good decent first stab at the goal here…. but it’s still not quite right. I want […]

My Holiday Project

I’m off work for two weeks, so my holiday project is to re-vamp my personal site. Whoop, here it is! My goal is for this site to be much less stagnant that it’s been in the past. Herego, I’ve installed WordPress. My hope is that this site will serve as a gathering point for my […]

Top 10 Tools for Learning and Working

Jane Hart put out a call for e-learning professionals’ top 10 tools that they use for learning and working. Here’s mine: 1. Firefox – Firefox rules, IE drools! Love the tabs, love the extensions, love the speed, love the customization, love it. 2. Google reader + Google notebook + Gmail + iGoogle + Google Docs […]

Open Facebook

Wired makes a call for open standards in social networking sites. I’ve heard this complaint in several places, and think it’s a valid one. It’s annoying that our social netorking “identities” are walled off. Take me for example… I have accounts with LinkedIn, Facebook, Internet Time, Eduspaces, MySpace, Friendster, and countless other social networking startups whose […]

Ipod Heritage Trail – My Wifey

My wifey is working on a Masters in Historic Preservation, and her thesis project involves creating an iPod heritage trail for Cumberland Island in Georgia. The idea is that visitors to the island will be able to experience interpretive exhibits in a remote setting. Using portable technologies, visitors can obtain a personalized tour in dense […]

Why I Left Eduspaces

I recently moved my blog from Eduspaces to WordPress. Eduspaces is built on the Elgg platform, which enables you to create your own social network. The Eduspaces network is devoted to educators, which is a great idea… but it’s not quite there. Here’s a few things I’d like to see Elgg improve upon: There’s no […]