Rebecca J. Hogue

Connections, couches, and scholarship

I was a connected-person before I became a connected-scholar. Which makes me wonder if there is a personality trait or something that makes some of us more connected than others? Is it inherent or teachable? Back in my undergraduate days, I discovered the Internet (before the Web). For first attempted at connection was through Unix…

What get’s to count … #rhizo15 and #et4online reflection

This week’s topic for #rhizo15 is “Learning is not a counting noun… so what should we count?” I was reflecting on this as I sat on the plane on my way home from the #et4online conference. Once I landed, and was reading Maha’s blog post while waiting for my ride, I discovered the she too had…

Rhizomatic learning – a practical course? #rhizo #rhizo15

On April 15 a new iteration of the Rhizomatic Learning course I took last year starts. Sign ups are here: http://rhizomatic.net/2015/04/03/rhizomatic-learning-a-practical-view/ I find myself first amused at the cognitive dissonance associated with the idea of a practical course on rhizomatic learning, as I tend to think of practical courses are more didactic in nature. But then…

Do live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope change the classroom?

As I explore more the power of live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope, I find myself wondering how this might affect classroom teaching. I don’t see a direct use for the tools in my everyday teaching. I’d rather record a presentation that my students can then playback as many times as they need. I’m…

@periscopeco and @Appmeerkat – tools to support #et4buddy – @bali_maha

We mentioned in our post about our #et4buddy pilot project at #et4online that we would be trying out a variety of technologies to support the pilot project. This week two technologies crossed my path: Meerkat (@Appmeerkat) and Periscope (@periscopeco). Both tools are available for free in the Apple App Store and allow you to live…