Posts Tagged ‘Tom Haymes’

Four people on T is for TrainingTonight Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman met and were – finally – about to record a show.  Our topic was producing results in online learning environments.  We began talked about the plans that academic institutions are making for the fall: online, high-flex (learn flex), hybrid, in-person. What will really work? Are institutions engaged in wishful thinking? Yes, we talked about technology (including Zoom), as well as things like building our own institutional tech support, embedding librarians  into classes, and more.

How do you produce results in your podcasting environment? We’ve been having technical problems with the platform we’ve been using.  (Yes, problems for a long time, but it has gotten worse.) So night we recorded on Zoom.  Maurice will transfer that recording to our podcasting platform and then it will be disseminated through the normal channels. Why am I tell you this? Because this blog post is going up before you’re able to listen to the show!

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Kinetic 1042It’s no surprise to any of us that we have had to question a lot of our assumptions over the past few months; and it’s even less surprising that reversing our assumptions and taking actions or working under conditions that are the opposite of what we are used to doing has produced some positive results.  What’s are opposites?

The opposite -With this technique, you consider the exact opposite of what you would normally think or do.  For example, libraries are considered safe places.  What is the opposite of being a safe place and what ideas does that generate?  This can lead to some wild stuff and also some very interesting ideas that would be worth investigating.
We began by talking about our assumptions when the stay at home COVID-19 orders started and took it from there.  A lively show of busting assumptions and thinking of opposites.  On the call were a silent Maurice Coleman, Tom Haymes, Andrea Snyder, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Paul Signorelli.

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UntitledOn this week’s call were Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Tom Haymes.  Maurice began by listing off things that have occurred since January. Wow. Even though our national news is causing us angst, there is some good news in our libraries as they begin to reopen. (Or this isn’t good news if you are part of #CloseTheLibraries.) At any rate, as trainers-teachers-learners, we talked about what this re-opening means for our libraries and academic institutions in terms of teaching and learning. Give a listen then join us on June 18 for our next show.

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Vintage TypewriterOn the call were Tom Haymes, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Laura Fothergill (in chat), and Maurice Coleman.  Note that Tom has some tech problems at the start, but we got it straightened out, which led to an interesting conversation about digital learning platforms for live classes (e.g., Zoom, WebEx, Shindig, Canvas,Big Blue Button).  We then pivoted and talked about Discovering Digital Humanity, which Tom wrote.  It was lively!

Our next show will be on April 23, 9 p.m. ET.

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The T is for Training GngOn the call were Tom Haymes (first timer), Paul Signorelli, Diane Huckabay, Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and Maurice Coleman.  Our topics was born out of the ShapingEDU face-to-face unconference, which occurred two weeks ago, and that had to shift online due to COVID-19.  How did they rapidly transition from onsite to online learning?

We began with talking about ShapingEDU, then shifted to talking about moving face-to-face campus classes online, and then to impact of bad Internet access.  We covered a lot of ground!

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