Just about the length of a good pop song.
At the wonderful NITLE Summit back in April, Steve Greenlaw and I did a poster session on what since 2005 the dream team at UMW has been calling “The Bluehost Experiment.” More than anything else that happened on my watch as Asst. VP for Teaching and Learning Technologies, this experiment (a perpetual pilot, and darn proud of it too) proved transformative. Not only that, it has been a constant source of inspiration and a wonderful opportunity for learning throughout the entire community: students, staff, faculty. I think it’s an example of positive deviance, though I’m hardly an unbiased observer.
There’s plenty of stuff floating around the ‘net about our adventures in the sandbox. Here, in the grand tradition of “Minute Shakespeare,” is the abridged version, presented for the “Three Minutes of Fame” poster-session advertisement at the NITLE conference. The most ingenious part of the presentation was the slide template we were furnished, which was set up to advance automatically every thirty seconds. A very clever person thought of that–and I’ll probably nick the idea for something to try in the classroom someday soon.
Special thanks to Steve Greenlaw for, well, everything, but particularly for his help in thinking about this presentation.