2014 Year-End Review

Another year, another job, moving on, and beginning to begin again. Preface I graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1976. Two year later I applied for a faculty position there in the English department. I was accepted into a program whereby the Air Force would send me to school for my Master’s degree in 1983 with assignment to the Academy starting in 1984. In 1982, however, I decided it was time to move on and resigned my Air Force …

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2013 Year-End Review

… and the first quadrimester of 2014. And now you know that a quadrimester is a 4-month period of time: “rare in the U.S., this unit is widely used elsewhere to describe an academic term of 4 months duration.” I have some excuses for why this year’s report is a quadrimester late, but no good reasons, so I’ll just note it and move on. Previously, recall that in my 2012 report, I included this blurb about a place in western …

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2012 Year-End Review

Half-a-Life in 2012 For the fourth time in the last 30 years, I put all my (dwindling) household goods into storage not knowing when, where, or in what state (of mind and residence) I’d be removing them. The short straw in 2012 went to Grants, New Mexico, where since August I’ve been gainfully employed (for the first time since 2007) as Manager for Instructional Technology at the Grants campus extension of New Mexico State University. This comes as a direct …

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An Introduction to Learning Management Systems

These two videos were created as a final project for two educational psychology courses. The first video is primarily a Powerpoint presentation that summarizes a lesson plan for a workshop titled, “An Introductory Workshop to Integrate an LMS into a Web-Enhanced, or Blended, Course.” The second video is a screencast recording demonstrating the WebCT/Blackboard platform interface. Part 1 (14:09) [flowplayer src=’http://stevestockdale.com/video/510-593-public1.mp4′ width=640 height=400 splash=’http://stevestockdale.com/video/510-593-splash1.jpg’] Part 2 (16:46) [flowplayer src=’http://stevestockdale.com/video/510-593-public2.mp4′ width=640 height=400 splash=’http://stevestockdale.com/video/510-593-splash2.jpg’]

From Approved Solution to Dynamic Mosaic

From Approved Solution to Dynamic Mosaic: A Personal Reflection on the Accelerating Evolution of Education The following is an edited version of a paper submitted as coursework for the Educational Psychology program at the University of New Mexico in May 2012. To situate myself by educational era, I learned how to “touch type” in a semester-long elective course in high school. I also learned how to use a slide rule, a technology that was necessary for the more mathematics-intensive courses …

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Chasing the Golden Unicorn:

A Critique of Objectivist Educational Research The following is an edited version of a paper submitted as coursework for the Educational Psychology program at the University of New Mexico in May 2012. There’s an old joke. Two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort. And one of them says, “Boy the food at this place is really terrible.” And the other one says, “Yeah, I know, and such small portions” (Joffe & Allen, 1977). With the successful completion of …

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USAF Academy Spirit of ’76

My roommate from the Air Force Academy, K.C. Steinbaugh, died this past February. After his memorial service, I felt compelled to create this tribute to my fellow CS-39 Campus Radicals, and to especially K.C. and Danny Sawyer, who died in 2006. Scroll down for the obituary I wrote for the Association of Graduates quarterly magazine. [flowplayer src=’http://stevestockdale.com/video/cs39-finalb.mp4′ width=”640″ height=”480″ splash=’http://stevestockdale.com/video/splash-afa.jpg’] The film footage from our graduation and hat toss was taken off of YouTube, apparently posted by an anonymous classmate. …

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Plugins and Widgets and Themes, oh my!

Tips for Resisting the Urge to Overdo It This 9-minute presentation to the Albuquerque WordPress Meetup group in April 2012 covers some top-level information for beginners regarding WordPress themes, plugins, and widgets. Below the video I’ve posted the individual Powerpoint slides used in the presentation. [flowplayer src=’http://stevestockdale.com/portfolio/videos/pwt.mp4′ width=640 height=362 splash=’http://stevestockdale.com/portfolio/videos/splash-pwt.jpg’]   The Powerpoint slides:

Revisioning the Coming Revolution in Education

This is an edited 8-minute video version of a Powerpoint presented February 10, 2012, in one of my final courses to complete my Masters degree in educational psychology. The script follows the video. The original Powerpoint presentation is here. This is Steve Stockdale. In this movie I’m going to revisit my presentation from two weeks ago, which I’ve now retitled as “Revisiting the Coming Revolution in Education.” In retrospect it’s easy to see that my original intent was overly-ambitious, to …

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Create a Narrated Powerpoint Movie

I made two videos (not three as mentioned in the videos) for a class project to assist other students who haven’t worked as much with video as I have. Although I use Camtasia and Adobe Premiere Elements for video editing, these videos explain how to use the free Audacity and Movie Maker software to create a narrated Powerpoint movie. Part 1 – Preparation (14:19) [flowplayer src=’http://stevestockdale.com/portfolio/videos/593-1-create.mp4′ width=”580″ height=”435″ splash=’593-howto1-640.jpg’] Part 2 – Create the Movie (15:31) [flowplayer src=’http://stevestockdale.com/portfolio/videos/593-2-create.mp4′ width=”580″ height=”435″ …

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