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Colleen Carmean
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Digital dreamer, instigator, gadgetphile, kind heart.
Digital dreamer, instigator, gadgetphile, kind heart.

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3 Before Me
The dreary season of 2016 is rushing past my ears, sounding like a hummingbird heading for home. I thought there would be time...to reflect, to learn new tools, to come to conclusions regarding practicing practices and troubling tech. Instead, I ran as fast...

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Living on Hope and a Prayer
Seems every time I opened my Inbox or Facebook page last week, some friend would send me another link from the net telling us how quickly the higher education milk is reaching the smelly moment when you gag. Right now, most brave souls either don't stop to ...

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Get thee behind us, 2016!
2016. Blech. Feeling inconsolable and thus a bit lazy. Wish I could share some thoughtful, insightful, encouraging words as we wrap up a very perplexing 2016 and inanely place our hopes in a basket for the coming year. I'm writing a 2017 essay for the Evoll...

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The Meaning of a College Education
Today's reading:  A college degree is worth less if you are raised poor.  My friend Debra, a sociologist dedicated to "doing the work" of social good, would often talk with me about what was broken and what was beautiful in a college education. In this know...

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Engagement Insights: Looking at the NSSE Data
As many at UW Tacoma know, we are / have been / will continue to be swept up in change. It's inevitable as society changes to digital; as our students now better represent the whole rather than the privileged few; as our campus leadership changes; as our fa...

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Let's Talk New Horizons
New Media Consortium Every year, as if in mini-birthday celebration, I anticipate the New Media Consortium's Horizon Report . Even years when it's off, hijacked from relevancy by the futurists that often pack the democratic and process-oriented panel choosi...

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The Moscovites arrive, bringing Russian ginger cake.
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Banning Devices from the Classroom
A Surprising Post from Me (and Clay Shirky).  I love technology: my desktop, laptop, tablet, iPad, smart phone. GPS Wi-Fi Bluetooth. Apps, software and the internet of things. Devices and software that know me, inform, nudge, update and adjust.  I Google th...
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