Thursday, June 06, 2013

Update

I've moved to Corpus Christi. We bought property on the Gulf so I could again be near salt water. (The past seven years is the longest I've ever been away from salt water.)

I decided to leave my position at Huston-Tillotson, and gave my notice in late February.

We'll start building a house soon, and we're chronicling that on a different blog.

Over the past year I've been using Pinterist to collect resources, in particular focused on iPads in education.  While I was at HT I pushed to get a set of iPads for the Educator Prep Program -- and for the EPP faculty.  The goal -- as there are a growing number of schools starting 1-on-1 iPad programs, with a few Central Texas school districts providing every student with an iPad -- was to expose the future teachers to iPads because the schools will assume they are already familiar with mobile computing.

In addition I've provided the EPP faculty with information on instructional technology and online education.  In addition, as the Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the TxDLA  I've been tracking legislation.  Most interesting, for the online education efforts in Texas is HB 1926 ("Relating to the operation of the state virtual school network and courses provided through other distance learning arrangements.")  The legislation passed both House and Senate and is in the pile of bills passed this session.  The Governor hasn't made any statements about this and he has until June 16th to sign, veto it, or do nothing and let it become law.

Once action is taken I'll talk more about it here.

2 comments:

Dante Smith said...

Hello Ray

I really loved your latest post on "Update". I have gone ahead and added "e-Learning Evangelist" to my Flipbaord. Keep writing awesome stuff, and I will keep reading it.

Thanks again,

Dante Smith

Dante Smith said...

Hello Ray

I really loved your latest post on "Update". I have gone ahead and added "e-Learning Evangelist" to my Flipbaord. Keep writing awesome stuff, and I will keep reading it.

Thanks again,

Dante Smith