Last week we were at the annual conference for Canvas, the university's learning management system. Like all conferences it was a mixed bag. My favorite session was about a course called Dungeons & Discourse by Gerol Petruzella from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts but really, it was hard for anyone to top the opening night where there was a surprise appearance by MC Hammer. The video below shows MC Hammer walking through the audience but doesn't capture how fantastic it was to be just a foot away. Also, near the end of the video you can see MC Hammer's 17 year-old son Booby on the stage. Amazing.
Last week we "finished" the website: copesu.org This is a website that is directed at faculty rather than the marketing site at seattleu.edu/cope. The best part about building this site was working with the other two instructional designers, Jane Snare and Erin Riesland, to develop a framework for evaluating the courses faculty will be developing with us. It is based on (surprise!) the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm.
In all of my ePortfolio work I talk about using the blog as an engine for collecting evidence and tagging that evidence so that during the selection process it is easy to filter. But I never follow my own advice. So as of today (1/15/13) I am going to begin dumping things in here and see if I can train myself to get in the habit of posting something at least once a week.