Welcome to my newly created WordPress blog. I created this blog as part of Kelvin Thompson’s Blendkit 2011 open blended course created as aprt of an initiative through NGLC. While I am not shy about making myself heard in discussions, I have resisted the call to blog until now because I did not want to make the commitment to post regular comments that would make a blog worth reading.
I am breaking down now as part of this course for two reasons. First, as a course developer I feel it is part of my responsibilities to my faculty to explore the technologies they may have a need for as fully as possible; something I cannot do if I don’t use them myself. Second, selfishly I want to get as much as I can form Blendkit 2011 and in order to do that, I need to full participate in the course, including the blogging aspect. Finally, as part of a major initiative here at The George Washington University, I will be working with faculty to develop a large number; as many a 350 blended courses over the next five years; in addition to fully online offerings for the summer sessions. As that initiative grows, I hope to solicit opinions and comments from other educational technology professionals with regards to a whole range of topics and feel a blog might be the best way to test some of my ideas before I offer them to faculty.
I hope you find this blog of value.