This week we collectively experienced the culmination of years of design, planning, engineering and re-engineering through the arrival of multiple spacecraft around Mars. For me, it was a very personal … Continue reading Learning from Mars: Fail Fast Isn’t an Option
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.
Today is the 40th anniversary of Apple and of the 40 years, I’ve been engaged with Apple’s vision, concepts, and products for 33 of them. It seems like a good … Continue reading Apple, 40 Years & 25 Personal Experiences
Shouldn’t Yahoo be concerned with volume and adoption of services rather than device growth? “Yahoo’s ‘mobile pause’ prediction is wrong, damaging, and based on a sample size of one.” http://bit.ly/1SFo60a … Continue reading Tidbit: Lesson in a Failing Trajectory
Over the years, I’ve spoken a lot about educational technology and ways it can best contribute toward institutional value on investment. As budgets grow tighter and social pressures expand, institutional leaders are … Continue reading Flawed Model of Academic Computing
When it comes to technology in education, some say the tradition of academic computing is all about herding cats. The more I work with institutions, the more I believe leading academic … Continue reading Wrangling Academic Computing & Technology
With Apple drawing my productive yet frustrating decade-long relationship with its pro photo management app, Aperture, to a close, I’ve started examining my photographic process to understand how it works … Continue reading Rethinking My Photographic Process
I’ve been following a thread started by Michael Feldstein on his blog and this last installment, Better Ed Tech Conversations, captures what I’ve observed for years. Whether intentional or not, … Continue reading People First, Educational Technology Second
As much as it looks like I have counter-argued, mobile as we know it today is still much rooted in the elements that define the Web. It consists of a … Continue reading Mobile, Campus + Strategy (part 3)