Circadian Rhythm

just the circ rhythm snagged from someone’s paper, and she properly cited its source

NetNarr Arc in Four Icons

A demonstration of the Four Icon Arc activity (a derivative of the DS106 4 Icon Story) for the first Networked Narratives Course in 2017. In this class, which…

Full speed ahead with eyes closed

A student who comes in to semester course only to get the credit is shying away from moving with risk and is full of apathy. The teacher gets…

Tricksters and Shadows in Russian Cinema

The Journey starts with the known (a predictable Cinderella story) and continues into the less known zones of poetic cinema, and films exploring the WWII trauma (the ordeal). The…

Tales of a Trickster

I often imagine my course as  a sort of a trickster.  At the end of the course, I am too tricked into exploring places and stories that I…

A Hero’s Journey Through the Chaos of the Internet

The Hero (our students) set forth on an epic quest to find authoritative information online. The Shadow (inaccurate information) will confuse, entangle, and mislead our Hero along the…

A Whole New World Awaits

So, you’ve decided to go to college in the United States! Even more exciting, you’ll be adventuring in the liberal arts: a place that you have heard of…

Tales from the Crypt: Gender in the Cemetery

The heroes of our story are the students in the class who will journey to the underworld led by dubious guides.  The guides challenge our heroes to embrace…

The Neuroscience of College Life: Sleep & Stress (& screens & snacks & sex…)

The Herald: Announces the journey & sets the epic into motion: You’ve arrived at Kenyon and are embarking on your first semester. You will have to develop your…

An adventure in introductory biology

The heroine enters into the class, an ordinary classroom in a small college.  She moves from the known into the unknown of modern biology.  The wise elders (the…