Appalachian State’s “Free-Learning Conference”: A Great Event Packed into One Day

I like to look for professional development opportunities off the usual path of the most popular education conferences (e.g., BbWorld, Online Learning Consortium), since stepping outside the box can offer great learning potential. This year, I discovered an excellent one-day event in the mountains of North Carolina that was well worth the drive.

WordCamp as Professional Development When Your Job Doesn’t Use WordPress

As a WordPress user for my personal site and some side work, I’ve wanted to attend a WordCamp for some time. A conference focusing on a content management system used by millions of websites and the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world? Yep. That was on my bucket list. Unfortunately, WordCamp venues near my […]

Blackboard World Attendees Unite!

Recently, I won a year’s license to FlipGrid, which enables video discussions within the online classroom. If you’re attending Blackboard World in Las Vegas next week, why not try out this virtual discussion tool and tell the rest of the universe what you’re most looking forward to about the conference? Just link to the question […]

Kentucky Innovations Conference: A Few Thoughts

The Kentucky Innovations Conference is an annual event that allows participants “the opportunity to discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning, the latest technologies, best practices and to share innovative instructional techniques” (from the conference website). I attended the conference this past Thursday and Friday, and the following summarizes my thoughts and opinions on the […]