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Methods of iTeach

So what happens when you have nine instructional designers who are tasked with developing curriculum to help UAF faculty develop online courses? What happens is that you see a variety of techniques in which content is presented, activities are practiced and the faculty reflect upon. Our most recent iTeach was presented in a period […]

By |November 5th, 2015|pedagogy, Research|0 Comments

Curation on Facilitating and Moderating Online Discussions

Recently I lead a discussion on leading discussions in the online realm. I provided the group participants from iTeach a few web resources and articles that touched on some important aspects of effective and necessary moderation tasks.

https://webmarginalia.net/pedagogy/moderation-guide/
This lengthy article gives great detail to the number of tasks that a moderator has in creating and […]

By |October 27th, 2015|pedagogy, Research|0 Comments

Data from Lab to Cloud

After finishing up my masters project for developing plans for a remote controlled laboratory demonstrating the Faraday Effect, its time to shift from plans into developing a prototype. Recent testing of the RCL concept involves identifying instruments capable of measuring a range of brightness from the laser, as well as being capable of providing […]

By |October 15th, 2015|design, Research|0 Comments

Safari Command Key Shortcuts for Favorites

It used to be, way back when before the time of OS X “El Capitan”, v10.11 and Safari browser version 9.0, that you could assign command key equivalents to web pages. This is one of those “I must have it” features I used all the time. Cmnd-1 was assigned to my calendar. I look […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Tech|0 Comments

simple youtube embed

By |September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sample Embeds

Embed example from my calendar: Embed from Docs: Embed example from sheets: Embed from G+ Embed from slides: Embed from YouTube: Embed from Twitter: The current @HooDooBrew menu. Very glad to see Saison back again! pic.twitter.com/304Ftu9GR3— Dan LaSota (@DanLaSota) July 18, 2015 Embed from SoundCloud: Embed from Google Trends:
By |July 29th, 2015|design|0 Comments

UBD Tree – A Course on Science Lab Design

If you are a fan or a student of “Understanding by Design” by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, you’ll be familiar with the UBD tree for instructional design. I partially developed one for a possible science lab design course for the online classroom. The UBD tree is complete from big idea, through two essential […]

By |May 19th, 2015|design, pedagogy|0 Comments

public/private key generation

This short tutorial will show you how to generate some keys which you can use with openssl/ssh to gain access to machines.

Basically you will create a very strong (by today’s standards) mathematically bound pair of keys which when used in combination ensure trusted communication between two parties.

Which two parties? Your local machine, and a […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments