Takeaways from #SketchCamp Chicago

Earlier last week, I found out that there was a SketchCamp hitting Chicago. It was $25 for the day at a local design shop, GravityTank, and it was a good investment of my time (and money). I chase after opportunities to draw and use other tools in the toolbelt after a very good (but very […]

The Inklings, and Where Ideas Come From

Bars, Pubs, Tea Houses and Coffee Shops… these are all places where diverse groups and individuals get together and co-mingle. Steven B. Johnson (@stevenbjohnson), in his book “Where Good Ideas Come From,” describes how in coffee shops and places like them, many innovations were born: The science of electricity The insurance industry Modern democracy [iframe […]

Getting the Word(s) Out

This week, with much thanks to Tony Karrer (@tonykarrer), this blog began being featured in eLearningLearning, which is pretty much the biggest aggregator of eLearning-related blogs (and wow, there are a lot of them now). Of course, eLL focuses on more than straight-up eLearning, which is good because as casual readers would guess I’m blogging […]

On Education, Badges and Scouting

There is a growing amount of discussion about the use of “badges” in education. I’ve been following a few strands of discussion on the topic and this morning something clicked for me and I began tweeting a little about the stream of thought I had on the subject. Some people on Twitter thought it might […]