AWS Educate Faculty Cloud Ambassador

Submitted by gotoole on Sat, 04/25/2020 - 16:29

I am very excited to have been named a new 2020 AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador with the Faculty designation.

The AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador Program is for top-tier cloud educators who serve as ambassadors and evangelists for AWS Educate. These leaders share their knowledge and experience in teaching cloud computing with other educators at their institution, in their community, and around the world. Cloud Ambassadors are recognized in the education community, receive additional professional development, and are eligible for exclusive benefits for helping other educators provide cloud computing learning experiences for their students to prepare them for the modern workforce.[1]

This brings a whole new global network of cloud educators, professionals, and resources into the fold as benefits for the students I work with, the departments I am involved with, and of course myself. My involvement is still early and I'm looking for ways to implement these resources, but it's a great set of opportunities I'm looking forward to exploring.

[1] https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/cloud-ambassador-program

Strategic Authenticity & Flexibility

Submitted by gotoole on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 16:36

Practical Responses to Challenges in Contemporary Web Education

Enormous improvements in communication have made understanding more difficult. Even science, mathematics, and music as the last refuge of Western mind have come under the spell of the mechanized vernacular.1

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Teaching Web design and development at the university level is a two-fold challenge. The first challenge is that the traditional model of teaching and learning (i.e. lectures, quizzes, and a final exam) doesn't apply or even work for applied Web technology education. The second challenge is the set of expectations of contemporary students concerning factors such as asynchronicity, convenience, ubiquity, speed, and customization in their education, that is, the what, when, and how they learn seems to increase and change with each new class of learner.

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Hello World!

Submitted by gotoole on Mon, 12/30/2019 - 20:58

My professional work focuses on enterprise-level technical and creative development and strategy using open source technologies and critical approaches to media studies as a process for building quality digital experiences. As a Sr. Web Developer, Cloud Architect, Professor, Technical Account Manager, and Author, I have been working on the web since 1994 building sustainable web ecosystems for a globally diverse range of users, customers, and students. The digital web experiences I have helped build are used by millions of people every day (1,2,3).