About Learning & Assessment in Higher Education
I – cmduke, Chris – use this space as my online professional home: my primary digital footprint.
At the moment, my professional focus is on learning and assessment in higher education. The posts will primarily be about classroom assessment, program review and evaluation, assessment of general education outcomes, curriculum development, general pedagogy, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, institutional assessment, or accreditation related news and issues. Occasionally, there may be posts about my own teaching activities, educational technology, emerging instructional technologies, computer literacy of college learners, distance learning theory and practice, or general education and technology news of interest.
In addition to the original posts I write, the site aggregates and presents various data streams I generate through my use of the web and my engagement of my online learning network: shared news, twitter stream, shared bookmarks and blog posts. It’s always a work in progress and will eventually have links to all presentations and resources I’ve developed for personal and professional use.
If you use the site, you will certainly see remnants of past iterations of the site. When I first began writing online, my focus was on the application of virtual environments, and the site was labeled MUVE Forward. At some point, my writing interests broadened and so did the purpose of the site; that’s when it became EdTechatouille. That name came from the combination of (a) my need to share and comment on new technology tools and educational technology issues and trends and (b) my seeing Pixar’s Ratatouille and reading Sarah Robbins suggestion of the movie’s story as an allegory for Web2.0. Once I had the name EdTechatouille, I *had* to use it.
I’m have a few mixed feelings about moving EdTechatouille into the background, but educational technology is no longer my professional focus. It’s almost seemed as that branding/purpose of the site has inhibited my writing and sharing process. I plan to be writing and sharing more about learning & assessment in higher education.
The requisite disclaimer is that any views, perspectives or opinions expressed anywhere on this site are my own and not those of my current employer(s). I have made an effort to be clear in that by not listing my employer(s) by name; however, if you know, deduce, or otherwise discover the name(s) of my employer(s), I do not speak for them.