YouTube Choose Your Own Adventure Interaction

Shows the question prompt following the first video. There's a bit of code and stuff in the background to try to give context.

This was a quick demo built to show how we could mix videos hosted on YouTube with viewer choices at the end of those videos that cause other videos to load. There’s a bit of work around what the visuals would be like for a user but nothing aggressive.1 If you play the first video […]

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Sliders as Inputs

The character Snarf from Thundercats rubbing its hands.

Origin Story There once was a worksheet that was meant to be used in a face-to-face scenario. The goal was indicate where you fell on a spectrum across a number cultural orientation of measures. The challenge was to transform that into something digital that could then be part of a larger conversations. Watch the video […]

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ANTH 101 – A Deeper Dive

It’s been a good while since I had the pleasure of working with Mike Wesch and Ryan Klataske on ANTH 101. I revisited the course recently to write a letter of support for an award submission for online courses. I am posting an extended version of that letter below because I think it paints a […]

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Building an ACF-Based Grade Book Plugin in 30 Minutes or Less

An old drawing of an owl.

Origin Story Kathy asked me if I had any grade book plugins that they could use with a faculty development course. The goal was to show faculty where they were in the course. I knew I did not wish to use Learn Dash for any number of reasons– grade book module costs extra, grade book […]

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H4 Widget Headers – Incorrect Nesting Fix

Nothing fancy here but I’m documenting it for the benefit of beginners or people who don’t do this at all. It seems most of the widgets in WordPress automatically give you h4 headers when you add them to the sidebar. That seems to go against the idea of nested and orderly headers that WCAG accessibility […]

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Get the PDFs – Google Search to Google Folder

An old newspaper ad showing an automatic printer.

Here’s a neat little pattern that might interest others. We got a version of the question below yesterday. Is there a way to automatically get the links from the search linked below into a spreadsheet? https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aedu+filetype%3Apdf+syllabus+education&oq=site%3Aedu+filetype%3Apdf+syllabus+education Then, from there, is there a way to automagically get the pdf files into a Drive folder? Step 1: […]

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ePortfolios: Competing Concepts

A lonely tree in front of the ICA museum construction site.

I talked to some VCU people about ePortofolios1. It’s a conversation I’ve had any number of times over the years. I think that experience is leading to a better understanding of what’s going on structurally and the space we have to navigate competing interests. I’m also in a better position to show how certain technologies […]

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