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November 30, 2011
Brene Brown's talk on vulnerability resonates with me for a variety of reasons. My blog posts at my personal site generally have a bit of vulnerability in them. Being vulnerable in professional spaces is something that I have explored in-person and in online conversations. However, vulnerability is difficult to maintain when you are on a deadline or you just don't feel like sharing a bit of yourself in a blog post. In the spirit of being more vulnerable, here is me sharing a little more...
November 30, 2011
I was in the supermarket yesterday, looking at organic produce. At our latitude, I can grow good sweet peppers, but hot peppers have never done well in my garden.
November 30, 2011
When you hear fanfare, cat-calls, whoops and whistles tonight you’ll know that’s our household celebrating the end of National Novel Writing Month (known online as NaNoWriMo.org – check it out!).
November 29, 2011
Another LMS has launched this week -- Coursekit.  What does this mean for the future of the LMS?
November 29, 2011
How do you balance working and living in different time zones? How do you make international collaboration work?
November 29, 2011
I suspect this one isn’t unique.  A new correspondent writes:I teach at a community college and find that many of my students text in the classroom.  My policy, which is stated on my syllabus, is that I ask students who use the phone to leave the class for the day.  This doesn't seem to discourage cell phone use.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
November 29, 2011
2011 was the year that I tried some Apple and Microsoft mashups. They failed.
November 29, 2011
My first assumption was that this was produced unofficially, without the artist's knowledge or permission.  I now think I was mistaken.
November 29, 2011
On November 11-12, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) held a prominent conference in Delhi on Strategies for Expansion of Indian Higher Education. Listening to the discussions there (and at a very successful entrepreneurial private university near Delhi) made for a sharp contrast with the discussions I heard when visiting Indian public universities. Each side has its own strong storyline or worldview about higher education and appropriate policy for it. Simplifying on both ends, we can portray one side’s vision as close to Wall Street, the other’s to Occupy Wall Street.
November 28, 2011
Culturally and economically, Buffalo is closer to Toledo than to New York City. But Buffalo is part of New York State, and its legal and political realities reflect that.

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