Author Archives: Alyson Indrunas

About Alyson Indrunas

Always learning about instructional design, educational technology, #OER, professional development, adult education, and the federated wiki. A Memoir.

800 Word Memoir: Chin Up

Recently I lost a knitting project. Walking in some corridor of one of three airports, I lost a small bag containing a scarf that I was working on here and there. There and here. For months. Row by row. Stitch … Continue reading

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400 Word Memoir: Kickball

If you had asked me when I was seven years old what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I would have said, “Play kickball. Everyday.” Quick story about playing kickball (a memoir): Ten years ago, I … Continue reading

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Caring Is Sharing Is Caring

This week I did several workshops with faculty that I met for the time first time, so I want to update my blog to be a bit more hospitable with the bloggery. Thank you so much for trusting me with your … Continue reading

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In Medias Res

Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea forever. ~Will Self Many years ago, I attended a typical committee meeting as … Continue reading

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The Warp & The Weft

I struggle with the warp. It gets tangled. I loathe the math. The endless knots. The noisy spindles. A loom requires a delicate touch that I have yet to master. Someday. Unlike measuring the warp, I find building the weft … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts

I’ve spent the last week sorting and sifting through the various places on the interwebs where I’ve posted ideas about learning. At the time, I didn’t tag, categorize, hyperlink, or organize any of this work but I did take notes … Continue reading

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This Giant Sea of Information

“We all are born with a certain package. We are who we are: where we were born, who we were born as, how we were raised. We’re kind of stuck inside that person, and the purpose of civilization and growth … Continue reading

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None of Us Ever Become Experts

About two weeks ago, I attended yoga for the first time, I’m sad to say, in months. I walked to the studio seeking out two hours of suffering and total escape that I can’t seem to achieve on my bike. When … Continue reading

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University Folks, Explain Community Colleges to Me

“There are too many things we do not wish to know about ourselves.” ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time First of all, let me admit, this post has been in draft form for almost six months. My new job … Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Courses

It’s an endless rotation of conversation. About open education. I get paid to talk about and to advocate for open education. Mostly I get to share open educational resources. Can I tell you how awesome that is? My favorite conversations … Continue reading

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