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October 25, 2019

Visiting #MSIDT at #DevLearn2019

Dr. Hillary Kaplowitz and Dr. Thomas Royce Wilson visit the #MSIDT booth at #DevLearn2019 in Las Vegas.

While at #DevLearn2019, Dr. Hillary Kaplowitz and I visited the Cal State Fullerton #msidt booth. As alumni of the instructional design program, we look forward to helping celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2020. #captainbigidea, #instructionaldesign, #instructionaldesigner, @MSIDT

October 24, 2019

AECT Award and Special Guest Appearance

Dr. Victoria Lowell (Purdue University) presents
Best Proposal Award (2nd Place) to Dr. Thomas Royce Wilson.
(Photo by Dr. Hillary Kaplowitz)

The Association of Educational Computing and Technology 2019 Conference #AECT2019 received 991 presentation proposals for its Las Vegas event. I’m honored that my proposal, Punchline Pedagogy: Using Cognitive Cartoons to Enhance Online Faculty Training and IDT Courses, was selected. Furthermore, my proposal was awarded 2nd place in Best Proposal category for Division of Distance Learning (DDL). Outgoing DDL President Dr. Victoria Lowell of Purdue University presented my award.

This cartoon was an audience favorite during my guest appearance at the AECT DDL awards ceremony, part of AECT ‘s International Convention in Las Vegas.

The DDL committee invited me to speak briefly at the awards ceremony and share about my use of cognitive cartoons in instruction. Sharing cartoons like the one above, it was fun laughing with attendees about our common experiences in higher education. Many left with free Captain Big Idea posters, which I gladly issued upon request.


October 23, 2019

Presentation: “Punchline Pedagogy”

Dr. Thomas Royce Wilson (AKA Captain Big Idea) during his award-winning presentation “Punchline Pedagogy.” (Photo by Dr. Hillary Kaplowitz)

Tracy Russo of Ferris State University attended my recent AECT presentation in Las Vegas #AECT2019. Tracy has written an article summarizing the laughing and learning that occurred in the session.


October 18, 2019

Presentation: “A Thinker’s Approach to Educational Technology”

The Southern California Theological Library Association invited me to speak at their annual meeting at Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, California. As the sole guest presenter, my morning session focused on helping attendees increase their comfort with educational technology and help others do the same. My second session explored online tools that educators can use to increase their effectiveness.

Slide from my morning session that addressed the myths and mental barriers around educational technology and online learning.

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