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Our Disengaged College Students: What to do? by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I ask my students what they are stressed about they provide a litany of complaints: High student loan debt, the need to work many hours and attend school, costly hous ... Read on »
MOOC's and SOOC's at Instructurecon by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I will be joining Michael Goudzwaard of Dartmouth University (formerly of Keene State College) to present on our experience teaching the first MOOC (massive online open s ... Read on »
Sensory Struggles: My Kid Makes Kombucha by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Kombucha is a fermented drink that is all the rage in my corner of the world.  You can buy several brands in several flavors in our local food coop (e.g., mango, chia, or ... Read on »
Puzzling Internet Failure: People Still Lack a Say by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I started blogging in the early days of blogging on Radio Userland and tapped in to the excitement many of us felt about our new found freedom of expression.  I wrote ofte ... Read on »
College Choice and Social Capital by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I had lunch not too long ago with a recently retired college president with whom I was discussing my own kid's plans on applying to college.  After telling him about the v ... Read on »
Executive Functioning, Philosophy, what Professors waste time arguing about by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I recently received an email sent to a group of profs using a particular room on campus reminding us (scolding?) to put chairs and tables back in rows and columns before l ... Read on »
I'm pausing to think about Pete Seeger by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Pete Seeger was an important person for the world and for me personally. His music and his life inspired so many to do good for the planet and for each other. My pers ... Read on »
Last Day of Class: Message to My Students by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've had the privilege of teaching small "seminar size" classes this semester which has allowed me to get to know all of my students pretty well.  I've been teaching Psych ... Read on »
My teenager kid's view of "a lot of people" by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum My daughter posted a guide on "how to make paper" on a site called snapguide the other day and showed it to me today.  She remarked that only a five or six hundred people ... Read on »
Trail Running, Decisions. by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I'm "in recovery" from running the brutal Megatransect mountain marathon this past weekend in Lock Haven, PA and wondering about lessons learned.  It was an a ... Read on »
Old Man Take a Look...Whiffle Ball Season Never Dies by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The end of summer means the end of another New Hampshire-Vermont clash on the whiffle ball field.  We squeeked by this year, but Mick "the Quick" and Joe "the Toe" will su ... Read on »
MOOC Land by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Having taught the first MOOC (massive open source course) in the state of New Hampshire (ok no big deal we are a small state but we do have a state university system with ... Read on »
Permanent Vacation! by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A lot of people in our little town of Keene, NH are talking about the problem of a growing group of young people who are hanging out in the Square just off Main Street.  L ... Read on »
Just thinking...about "blended learning" vs. "online." by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It's becoming very PC on campus to say that "blended learning" (a mix of online and face-t0-face teaching) might be ok, but that fully online teaching may not.  So if you ... Read on »
Learning Online North Shore Kauai by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum While visiting my old friend Larry Loganbill in Moloaa on Kauai the conversation naturally turns to education.  Now retired from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu where he ma ... Read on »
Got Education? My day at Monadnock Waldorf High School Graduation by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Even though my kid is a Junior and not graduating until next year, I joined most of the Monadnock Waldorf High School parents and friends in attending this year's graduati ... Read on »
Joseph Cornell and the MOOC (massive open source online course) by Dr. Larry W. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I've been "teaching" an introductory course  in Psychology this summer on Canvas the online courseware site that hosts a number of MOOCs.  While I am literally the face of ... Read on »