Summer is a personal favorite of mine. Not for the reasons you think — well, perhaps for the reasons you think. Living in a college town means that summer is the time with a respite from the doubled population of town and gown; we can get coffee in th…
Downtime between holidays allows me to catch up on some of my RSS feeds, open tabs and twitter faves (hello, my name is Robin and I’m an incompetent multitasker…) I’ve stumbled across this beautiful Venn diagram and it’s really hit home today. (via Colin Harman’s Posterous)
Today we’ve spent the afternoon in a Transmedia Storytelling Workshop, a precursor to tomorrow’s full day Media Commons Tailgate here at Penn State. Tasked with using a combination of tools to tell a story, our group (a librarian, an instructional designer, a disruptive technologist and a web designer) sat down to discuss possible story lines […]
This year marked my first time at the EDUCAUSE national conference. In case you haven’t experienced it, this conference is on an entirely new level for me. Almost 7,000 attendees milled the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center 12-15 October, and another thousand watching the streamed events online. From my perspective, it was seriously overwhelming.
My original title on this post was going to be HighEdWeb: Or how I learned to let go and love the web. And it’s peeps. But you probably already know that. This particular conference holds a very special place in my heart, and I really can’t tell you why. I’ve been there a whopping two […]
I’m sitting in the last session of my Social Media track on Day One of HighEdWeb, listening to one of my favorite people talk about why we tweet, and it’s bittersweet. Jeff (@jeffswain) is presenting on Why Do You Tweet? This has been a conversation he’s been having with a lot of people, and I’m […]
While sitting at my desk today, a co-worker stopped by for a quick update. He commented that I seemed to be very busy lately, and I explained I had a lot of conference preparation to do for October. He nodded and said,”Ahh. That explains why you haven’t been blogging.” Indeed it is. My October promises […]
Last year I attended HighEdWeb, a national conference for higher ed web professionals. I had been looking to expand my presentation repertoire, and was scheduled to present at the poster session. Others might have been a bit disconcerted at going off to a conference sight unseen and knowing practically no one, but not me. I’ve […]
Squeeee! Happy Friday, indeed!
I’m applying for a job this week. It’s one I would be good at. Heck, let’s be real: it’s one I’d kill for. It’s about cultivating communities using social networks here at Penn State, and the position is shared across three entities: the College of Liberal Arts, the Rock Ethics Institute, and Education Technology Services, […]
I’m in Milwaukee for the beginning of the long anticipated high ed web conference (#heweb09). So far, we’ve had our fair share of flying by the seat of our pants mode — arriving a day early without a room, or a plan, or a roommate with a plan (thank goodness that one was rectified). Wandered […]