Author Archives: Kevin

Innovation: A Library / Technology Hierarchy of Needs

I’ve wanted to post on this topic since 2012, but never got around to it until now.  Back then I was a co-investigator on the MISO Survey team.  If you aren’t familiar with the MISO Survey, go, check it out, … Continue reading

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Four Stories from Professor Joe Hoyle

Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies kicked off the Spring 2016 semester with a talk by Robins School of Business Professor Joe Hoyle to the faculty.  Joe is one of the most passionate teachers I’ve met and he is … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology Overview

Yesterday I sat in on an AHEAD webinar.  The focus was to introduce assistive technologies to non-geeks.  While I’m relatively familiar with these technologies, I’m always interested in learning more, and I’m interested in others on campus learning more about … Continue reading

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Classroom Master Plan 2.0

I’m excited: after several years of work, the University of Richmond has released its second Classroom Master Plan.  Our original plan was developed in 2004, and among the goals was the standardization of resources in classrooms across campus.  This made … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2015

It’s been a couple of years, but I am happy to be attending EDUCAUSE 2015 in October.  In addition to catching up with friends, I’m looking forward to a number of sessions, including: ALT Lab: A Teaching-Learning Center for the … Continue reading

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Robinson’s observation about fixing the culture of education is correct.  Learning is a human endeavor, not a mechanical one.  It requires creativity on the part of teachers, and creativity cannot thrive if the education system is run on the principle … Continue reading

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Reading and Listening | March 1, 2013

Reading London Review of Books Shall I go on? by Colin Burrow The National Interest Mo Yan’s Delicate Balancing Act by Sabina Knight The New York Times | Friday, March 1, 2013 Boehner Halts Talks on Cuts; G.O.P. Cheers by … Continue reading

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Reading and Listening | February 28, 2013

Reading Richmond Times-Dispatch | Thursday, February 28, 2013 $100 fee for hybrids fuels criticism of roads plan by Jim Nolan The New York Times | Thursday, February 28, 2013 After Pledging Loyalty to Successor, Pope Leaves Vatican by Rachel Donadio

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Reading and Listening | February 27, 2013

Reading All Things D Amazon: Don’t Install the Kindle for iOS Update We Just Sent You by John Paczkowski Tech’s Heavy Hitters Come Out in Support of Gay Marriage by Mike Issac The New York Times | Wednesday, February 27, … Continue reading

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Reading and Listening | February 26, 2013

Reading The Chronicle of Higher Education Campus Networks Feel the Pinch as Demand Rises and Budgets Shrink by Jake New Outlook for Nonprofit Higher Education Is ‘Volatile,’ Report Says by Allie Bidwell Harvard Business Review Marissa Mayer Is No Fool … Continue reading

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