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Friday, April 03, 2020

Ericast 313 - Bravery and Kindness

I thought about calling this episode "What a Month!" but I already did that two years ago so I'm picking a particular topic for this episode. Wondering what it is?  Here's your show.

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"I ask that everyone treat each other kindly, show gratitude for the work that’s being done, and forgive any mistakes."

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Ericast 312 - No More Podcasts

I hope that title didn't scare you because, no, I'm not planning on ending the Ericast. But I have changed my personal podcast listening habits. Wonder what they are? Here's your show...

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You know the drill - I'd love to hear from you!



Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Ericast 311 - One More Episode

I'm down to the wire on the end of the year and the end of a decade, depending on how you count. Want a quick update on how this fall went? Here's your show.

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There's really no topic for this episode -- it's truly a "Yeah, life has happened the past couple months.  Here I am."  Still there?

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Sunday, November 03, 2019

Ericast 310 - EDUCAUSE in Chicago

Where did October go? Well, I was busy jetting off to a location literally dozens and dozens of miles from home. Let's recap the EDUCAUSE Conference.  Here's your show.

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I'm trying to get better at flying.

This year's EDUCAUSE focus was Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Last time, seven years ago, it was on student retention analytics.  Seven years before that was lecture capture.  And eight years before that I had a focus on "computer competency" because that's where I started my career, so I don't really know what the other key themes were at the time.

I try to make the most of whatever opportunity I'm given. I don't always succeed, but if I'm conscious about preserving "an attitude of positive regard" then I can watch out for living in negative space.

Do I want to be a CIO?  (Hint: No.)  That's best explained by a clip of Tony Wrighton on the Zestology podcast and his interview with Chris Ryan, author of Civilized to Death.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Ericast 309 - One Small Step...

Sometimes you hear things that weren't said. And sometimes you don't hear things that were said.  Confused? Curious?  Here's your show.

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Spoiler alert: I made it 10 seconds into this episode without making a mistake. Can you hear it?

Are crickets good luck? I don't think so, but I have to live with it.

I listen back to my podcasts after they're published, not for vanity's sake but to make sure that everything is as I intended it to be, that it sounds okay, that I didn't misspeak, etc.  And from the last episode, I caught myself saying something that sounds like something I didn't actually say...

(I have a common phrase -- "the God of the Universe".  That probably dates back to a record that I had when I was a little, little kid -- a really cool transparent red acetate record that discussed the nature of the universe.)

So, what did Neil Armstrong actually say?  (No, that's not a non sequitur; listen to the episode.)

There are at least three distinct topics in this episode, so share your thoughts on one or more of them at 701-645-ERIC (a.k.a. 701-645-3742)