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Professor David Simpson
North Lake, WI USA
Professor of Psychology at Carroll University, U.S.A.
Interests: dogs, web 2.0, reading, education
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Hello, My name is Mark Wilks. I operate a free helpline for people suffering from alcoholism. This helpline is called Rehab 4 Alcoholism. I started this helpline in 2011 following my own successful recovery. Now that I have retired from life as property developer, I now dedicate my time to Rehab 4 Alcoholism providing free help and advice. I was wondering if it’s possible for you to provide a ‘web link’ to Rehab 4 Alcoholism from the 'useful links' page you have on your website. Why link to my website? I feel your website visitors could benefit from my free... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Curious David Redux
David Simpson would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond? David Simpson Professor of Psychology at Carroll University, Partner at Schneider Consulting Confirm you know David You received an invitation to connect. LinkedIn will use your email address to make suggestions to our members in features like People You May Know. Unsubscribe This email was sent to 80fe94da411c103e@typepad.com. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact LinkedIn Customer Service. © 2016 LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View CA 94043. LinkedIn and the LinkedIn logo are registered trademarks of LinkedIn. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Curious David Redux
David Simpson would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond? David Simpson Professor of Psychology at Carroll University, Partner at Schneider Consulting Confirm you know David You received an invitation to connect. LinkedIn will use your email address to make suggestions to our members in features like People You May Know. Unsubscribe This email was sent to 80fe94da411c103e@typepad.com. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact LinkedIn Customer Service. © 2016 LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View CA 94043. LinkedIn and the LinkedIn logo are registered trademarks of LinkedIn. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Curious David Redux
David Simpson would like to stay in touch on LinkedIn. David Simpson Professor of Psychology at Carroll University, Partner at Schneider Consulting Greater Milwaukee Area Join David Simpson and over 300 million other professionals already on LinkedIn. Sign up to become David's newest connection. Confirm that you know David You received an invitation to connect. LinkedIn will use your email address to make suggestions to our members in features like People You May Know. Unsubscribe This email was sent to 80fe94da411c103e@typepad.com. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact LinkedIn Customer Service. © 2016 LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Curious David Redux
This semester has been especially challenging with my teaching three consecutive 70 minute courses three days a week. I have found it quite difficult to make a smooth transition from the past 35-years of teaching in 50 minute blocks. In the past I have often had an hour between classes for regrouping, reflection, meeting with students and gathering my thoughts. I have missed very much the usual abundance of in person quality time with my student assistants. whichg is vital to my happiness. We have often had to coordinate their work efforts for me via electronic communication. I am most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Winding Up - Winding Down
Please give me a few examples. Thanks.
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I am open to suggestions about what to write further about. It is reinforcing to learn that someone reads what I write!
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This past week I have been "studying" the excellent online lessons posted by Jane Hart about blogging. One consequence is that I have experimented changing the look of my posts here. I'm not sure that I agree with Jane that it is important to keep a blog "dynamic" by changing its appearances, but in so doing I can better get a sense of what this TypePad blogging tool can and cannot do. Motivated by Jane's lessons I have begun investigating the relative strengths and weaknesses FOR ME and FOR MY PURPOSES of WordPress, Edublogs, Blogger, and Tumblr. I definitely plan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Winding Up - Winding Down
Thanks for your kind words. I need a little more direction before I can recommend some other blogs that address your particular interests.
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Thanks for your kind words. Sometimes I strike blog gold by merely stumbling upon a link.
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Thank you for the feedback. I need it!
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Breakfast is on me:) Thanks for the suggestions.
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Thanks for your kind words. I'm a bit behind in responding to comments and have some major writing ahead of me.
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Recently Jane Hart has extended an interesting professional development challenge. Make a resolution to find out how to use 10 new tools this year and write a monthly blog post describing one's experiences with the tools.Though I have been a persistent dillettante of her Top 100 Tools for Learning Lists for the past six years, this semester I have a unique opportunity (and a block of dedicated time) to focus on mastery of a subset of these tools. Hence, I accept and welcome the "challenge!" Thanks for the 'incentive", Jane! Over the next 15 weeks six of my students and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Winding Up - Winding Down
Several years ago I pontificated the value of my using Twitter. At that time I came to the conclusion that Twitter was not a useful tool for me. Much of my current thinking has benefitted from my reading or rereading several books (listed below), my having participated in Carroll Technology Fellows group discussions, and my developing with six student research assistants a new course ("Pioneering Virtual European Immersion Experiences"). I also have found value in revisiting some resources I discovered such as this classic tutorial by the consummate visionary, teacher, and proselytizer, Jane Hart. Twitter Workshop from Jane Hart Books... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
Just finished reading Susan Manning's and Kevin E. Johnson's (2011) book "The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching". Interesting to juxtapose this against the seminal 2008 work by Jane Hart that first focused my interest in bringing technology tools into the classroom. I'll use the Manning and Johnson decision matrix to help me decide which tools to use in the Virtual Cross-cultural Immersion Experience my students and i are designing. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
Please contribute to this VoiceThread conversation if you ever attended Carroll College/ Carroll University (Wisconsin). Contact me if you don't know how to join the conversation. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
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A few years ago a Carroll trustee remarked to me that he wondered how much Internet detritus has accumulated (unused email accounts, abandoned web pages, forgotten electronic projects). Jim's musing about this lost virtual space recently returned to me while I was attending a Carroll Technology Fellows' meeting. We were being introduced to wikispaces and it dawned on me that I not only had an account there, but I also had abandoned accounts on four other wiki hosts which I had explored intermittently since 2007: pbwiki, wetpaint, twiki, and jotspot. That embarrassing realization in turn led me to revisit Woods... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
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Help me out. It is official. My 6 very talented undergraduate research assistants and I have successfully "won" a university-wide competition with our proposal to create a pilot Cross Cultural Experience (CCE) at Carroll University with a focus on an in-the-classroom emersion experience. Each student will be awarded a new Ipad and will receive two-credit hours for pioneering this course development project. "Dr. David Simpson, Professor of Psychology, along with students Phoumany Phouybanhdyt, Ryan Waters, Catrina Duncan, Amy Peterson, Elizabeth Firkus, and Maxine Venturelli, proposed a pilot that focuses on a single culture/nation for approximately 2 weeks. By the end... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
Reflections about 34+ Years of Teaching at Carroll Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
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This summer I was overconfident about my multi-tasking capabilities. Stupid. Careless (oopsie). Hypocritical. "Save regularly, backup often," I repeatedly tell my students. Practice what you preach, Dr. Simpson. Somehow I managed to make my faithful MacBook Pro inaccessible and inoperable. In addition I created considerable havoc and access confusion on its backup hard drive. Duh. Ouch. I tried to no avail offering sacrifices to the computer gods and appealing to their intervention. After many days and considerable expense experimenting with trial versions of data repair and data recovery software I called a well-known tech support recommended by Robin. In retrospect,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
Few can rival the vision of Jane Hart. As I move in and out of the academic and business worlds I treasure her inspiration and wisdom. What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012 | Learning in the Social Workplace. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed | Learning in the Social Workplace. Jane Hart continues her valuable service by sharing this list sorted in a number of interesting ways. Which of these tools have you found most useful? Which would you like to see more used in the classroom or to learn more about? Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
My belief in the integrity of psychological science is in a dither. How unsettling it is to read so much lately about fraud, fabrication, and plagiarism conducted by prominent researchers. Ironically, a well-respected popular science writer who wrote a thoughtful article about the increasing difficulty of replicating effects and the declining strength of replicated findings has himself been successfully challenged for plagiarism. One result of these egregious violations of academic integrity has been the development of a number of tools and efforts to identify the likelihood of fraudulent data and its prevalance. Major empirical efforts such as the reproducibility project... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at Winding Up - Winding Down
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