Securing Websites & Saving Space With Static HTML

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A couple weeks ago, I completed a couple web maintenance projects I’ve been meaning to tackle. HTTPS FTW I (finally) secured many of my DoOO websites using this guide from Reclaim Hosting (thanks Tim!). Now keeganslw.com, GOBLIN, eXperiencePlay, etc. will automatically serve encrypted https:// links instead of http://. I’m really EXCITED about completing this project as Google […]

How To Integrate Websites Into Canvas

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I wanted to walkthrough one of my favorite Canvas integrations. Originally, I discovered this integration and used it in one of the early professional development courses I led for faculty transitioning (from D2L) to Canvas back in May 2016, which you can view here. My discovery of this integration was driven by the desire to replicate … Continue reading How To Integrate Websites Into Canvas

iPadPaloozaOU Reflections

Last week was the first iPadPaloozaOU! Thanks to my colleagues that facilitated this event, in particular Anne Beck for ensuring the conference was fun and engaging! Highlights Keynote speakers – Both Jessica Herring & Lisa Johnson gave excellent keynote addresses. Learning about Jessica’s curriculum to bring robots into her english class was fascinating. And Lisa’s … Continue reading iPadPaloozaOU Reflections

Canvas Training Roundup

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These last few weeks have been intense work-wise. I’ve been developing and hosting multiple Canvas courses for instructors at the University of Oklahoma. This has been especially nerve-racking because I am (also) learning how to effectively use the tool I am teaching. Fortunately, at the end of the week I will participate in official training from … Continue reading Canvas Training Roundup

About

This is a derivative of the original Mobile Blogging & Scholarship website. Specifically, this is a group blog for participants of the Canvas Mini Course: Mobile Blogging & Scholarship. Mobile Blogging & Scholarship (MBS) is about teaching the nature of blogging from a mobile device. Starting with tablet fundamentals and progressing through blogging elements including text, media, and graphics, participants … Continue reading About

How to Blog, Develop Curriculum, Microblog, & Discuss in 50 Minutes

Last Friday I had the pleasure to present at OU’s 5th annual Academic Technology Expo with John Stewart. Since our “presentation” was more of a hands-on workshop, titled Mobile Blogging, Scholarship, and Cultivating Student Success, we had participants blog, develop curriculum, microblog and discuss applications of mobile blogging in their classrooms. It was phenomenal, and here’s how we accomplished everything in 50 minutes: Minutes 0-10 … Continue reading How to Blog, Develop Curriculum, Microblog, & Discuss in 50 Minutes

What’s In Store for Spring 2016?

I am really looking forward to the trainings and presentations for the upcoming semester. In particular, I am excited about hosting GOBLIN for the first time (more details below). In addition to GOBLIN, here’s a list of trainings I am offering this semester through CTE (descriptions, schedules, and sign-up links provided where available): Mobile Blogging & Scholarship … Continue reading What’s In Store for Spring 2016?

Growing, Thankfully

I am thankful for many things in my life (wife, family, work, Star Wars, etc.). However, I want to write about two things that have been a significant part of my life over the last year. Teaching Some of the biggest projects I have been working on include a Mobile Blogging & Scholarship Workshop Series and a Lynda.com Course Integration Faculty Learning Community. … Continue reading Growing, Thankfully

Teaching Digital Scholarship with WordPress on Mobile Devices

Yesterday concluded the first section of my Mobile Blogging & Scholarship Training. This is a professional development workshop series for instructors at the University of Oklahoma, which I created in my role as Educational Technologist at the Center for Teaching Excellence. The Course Over the course of nine hours, six sessions, and two weeks, professors … Continue reading Teaching Digital Scholarship with WordPress on Mobile Devices

Not Another Reason to Update Your Operating System!

It is easier to learn incremental changes in an Operating System (OS) than wait 12 years and be overwhelmed by drastic differences. Let me put some context to this thought: Last weekend I was talking with an extended family member, who was describing his update from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 and being disappointed with … Continue reading Not Another Reason to Update Your Operating System!