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Cole Camplese
State College, PA
I like the Internets. A lot.
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I moved my blog back to my own domain again ... update feeds and bookmarks to Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Speaking
I moved my blog back to my own domain again ... update feeds and bookmarks to Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Cole Camplese
I moved my blog back to my own domain again ... update feeds and bookmarks to Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Go
Clearly I am replying. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Go
Good iPad apps can make the iPad feel not like a device running an app, but like an object that is the app. GarageBand isn’t a musical app running on an iPad. It turns an iPad into a musical instrument. via This is John Gruber talking about GarageBand from the iPad 2 reveal earlier this week. This thought, that the best apps turn the iPad into a whole new device is something we discussed when it first arrived last year. Scott McDonlad and I took our iPads into our Disruptive Technology class a day after it shipped to share... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 4, 2011 at Cole Camplese
The other day I got an email from my my friend and colleague, Brad Kozlek about something that has happened to the usage data in the last month within the Blogs at Penn State platofrm ... In the last 4 weeks, there have been 10,000 new entries posted to blogs at PSU, including over 8,000 files uploaded and 2,000 more active users. Here is where is gets weird ... during the same time last year there was same increase in users, but only half as many entries and less than half as many files uploaded. Mind blowing. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2011 at Cole Camplese
I am looking forward to making a return trip to the University of Missouri to provide the keynote talk for their annual "Celebration of Teaching Excellence" event. I haven't been to Columbia since I did closing plenary for the first Apple Digital Campus Faculty Academy in April of 2005. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Speaking
Yeah it was a great trip! It triggered my own switch to TypePad after visiting with the people from SixApart. That sign always cracked me up ... I loved it that it was a sign shop!
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All sorts of awesome. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Go
Michael Wesch was the keynote at our TLT Symposium and he was truly a wonderful participant. Humble and quietly brilliant, his talk resonated with the entire audience in ways I hadn't seen previously. His new video above doesn't share the same pace as his previous work, but it demands attention none the less. What is interesting to me is that he didn't push the video's message as an agenda item last year, but it was clear it was in him. What I wonder is how long has he been thinking about creating this new narrative? Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Cole Camplese
Murdoch on Steve Jobs: Here we have the man who invented the personal computer, then the laptop. He’s now destroying them. That is an amazing life. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Go
Bag Of Gold from Tim Owens on Vimeo. I wrote about my experience seeing Gardner Campbell's talk, "No more digital facelifts" at OpenEd in Vancouver right after the event. It was really a true stand out to me at the time and continues to resonate. Clearly the truly interesting work happening in and around Jim Groom's ds106 course at Mary Washington reinforces the importance of the talk ... especially in light of how the open course and #ds106radio is playing out across the Internet. I tweeted not too long ago that the only disappointing thing about my new job is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Cole Camplese
From a trip to San Fran a couple of years ago. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Go
An old standard, youtube style. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Go
Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo. Not sure there is a way that this could be any more awesome. Here is the original recording from the Whitehouse archives. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Go
The rising GPA number is a statistic. We are arriving at some really interesting findings by matching userid's from within the blog platform with the same from the data warehouse. Quite interesting stuff.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2011 on Blogs at Penn State 2011 Update at Cole Camplese
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Discovered via Jim Groom as I follow his exceptionally ambitious ds106 open/resident course at the University of Mary Washington. I knew as soon as I saw it I wanted to participate, but I also knew there was no way I could give it the attention it will demand. Next time. The thing that really prompted this post has been watching the Bava's animated gif interest grow. It blows my mind that the animated gif is making such a huge comeback. Honestly I love the complexity and simplicity of the animated gif. Once the purveyor of website construction status is now... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Cole Camplese
I am preparing my closing plenary for the upcoming Educause Mid-Atlantic conference to be held in Baltimore, MD and thought I'd share something I've been diving into related to the Blogs at Penn State. My colleague, Brad Kozlek oversees much of what happens with that service and one of the things I ask him to do is to maintain data on the use of the service. He updated our shared google spreadsheet for me today so I could share some of it all at the event later this week. There are a couple of things I am noticing and am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Cole Camplese
I was recently invited to be part of a panel discussion focusing on the role of social media in medical education and clinical practice at the Penn State College of Medicine. It is an interesting topic given the realities of HIPAA and all the issues surrounding medicine. It will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2011 at Cole Camplese: Speaking
There in lies a big problem, for me at least -- I didn't know how to move to TypePad AND keep it on my domain. I've tried to move my domain over to TP, but DreamHost doesn't seem to like/allow that and I fall down over the technical details of those types of things. I think in lots of ways that is one of the primary reasons newbies don't want to spin up their own installs -- it is frustratingly difficult and can be overwhelming challenge.,, and the emergence of sites like Tumblr and Posterous just make it so damn easy. But what if they go away? Sure I had to bail on my WP site as it just got to be more than I wanted to deal with. The problem you had with finding me again is an issues I wrestled with before I made the switch, but the trade offs were just too good to not make the switch. I'm a lot like Bartman in that this space is really a personal archive ... I don't get many comments anymore and I doubt my writing resonates with people like I used to hope. Most of the time I am writing to put my own markers on my own thinking ... if people show up and engage in a conversation I am thrilled, but that isn't the primary point of all this. Both my 4 and 9 year olds have Posterous sites that they post to from their iPod Touches ... blows my mind. If I would have to do installs and manage it that wouldn't be the case. In their future, paying for a domain of one's own isn't likely ... they'll publish on the service that is easiest. With all that said, I would like to be able to make sure all the old links redirect and that people who subscribed to my old feed can find the new one easily, but those are things I can't easily accomplish. Damn, just writing is hard enough! I did miss seeing your comments though!
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In an old school move, I started to leave a comment on D'Arcy Norman's post and it turned into much more than I expected ... that hasn't happened to me in years. D, I know you'll forgive me for leaving it here, in my own space ;-) If people are to manage their own content, forming their digital identities, they need a way to host software and content that doesn’t require obscure and detailed technical knowledge. Us early adopters are not normal. We’ve been so close to technologies, for so long, that we forget what it’s like to be new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at Cole Camplese
Hi, Chris! Welcome to 2011! Thanks for the kind words ... it dawned on me the other day (actually when I ran into on NYE) that we really are in a place where we can truly impact change on our campus and beyond. I love the idea that we can build on the things those before us have done and work to go down new paths. Getting to do that in a collaborative ways with real partners across campus is such a great opportunity!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2011 on Things have Changed at Cole Camplese
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Ever notice how when you are reading a NYT article on the web as you approach a certain part of the scroll a little slide out panel presents itself with a recommendation on what to read next? I'd seen it but never really jumped on it in any way. I was thinking about it this morning and find the functionality very interesting and could see it put into place in eLearning design, web-based game design, and even on service pages to prompt you to get started. I think more than anything I am just trying to get my mind working... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Cole Camplese