Loyola New Orleans, freshman year: My first work-study job was as a student office assistant in the English department. In my spare time, I fixed the Apple ][ personal computers … Continue reading What drives me? Mission.
Don’t know what to do with an old lava lamp? How about several? A while back I found this piece entitled “Fluid Dynamics: How a Wall of Lava Lamps Helps … Continue reading Lava Lamps & Encryption
Back in 2008, I authored a set of cloud/SaaS-focused articles for the higher education online magazine, The Greentree Gazette. In the four-part series, I explored the potential shift of a broad range … Continue reading All that matters is getting things done.
We’ve amassed a little collection of vintage computing hardware over the years — some owned and some acquired. On the shelf behind my desk sat an ailing Atari 800 that … Continue reading Resurrecting an Atari 800
I found this piece entitled “Listen to the Falcon Heavy’s thunderous launch in 3D audio“, which if you follow the listening instructions, is pretty incredible. Here’s an excerpt: Watching Falcon … Continue reading Falcon Heavy in 3D audio
Discussions around improving the student experience are becoming more common across higher education, which has been an area of focus of my work over the years. Some efforts have been … Continue reading Shifting a university’s student experience
For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been trodding along a hype curve filled with aspiration and disappointment fueled (and fueling) pop culture fascination and fear. When there seemed to be … Continue reading 2016: The Cubs, AI, headaches and hangovers
As the saga of Microsoft’s Tay Twitter Bot rolls on, I’ve been thinking about near-term predictions around AI use in student services to automate some front line interactions. Good idea … Continue reading AI-driven Student Support? Not Yet
From this post to streams of information hitting out phones to open offices with people popping up over desk edges (my former staff called my behavior a “drive-by Chadding”), we’re … Continue reading Distraction Overload
Whether active in startups, working for established companies, or busy on the inside supporting students and educators, the education industry is unlike others as, quite literally, you affect the future. … Continue reading Mission-Driven Career Path
We’ve come to believe that “digital natives” are more adept at using technology to solve problems. Well, research shows that isn’t the case as more research supports “just because you’re … Continue reading The Digital Native Myth
While surfing around I encountered this: “How to Send an Email in 1984” bit.ly/21o5fXe This item was shared via LinkedIn on March 18, 2016 at 02:00PM.