I learned a lot today. As I shared in my earlier posts, a recent presentation I shared on Slideshare.net received a great deal of attention. What I’m reflecting on now is how much I was motivated by seeing my own content “go viral.” I was so motivated that I uploaded another presentation just a few hours ago title, “Your Hybrid Classroom: Will You Change Your Paradigm?” This is a variation of a presentation I gave recently to a group of hybrid faculty at a near by university.
Here is the embedded presentation. I do hope you enjoy it and that it inspires a few professors to embrace hybrid teaching as an opportunity to change their teaching paradigm.
Within a few hours of posting the above presentation to Slideshare.net, I received an email from Slideshare informing me that it had been selected to be showcased on their homepage in the “Featured Presentations” area. Wow! Now I just want to share more! I think, as educators, we need to pause and learn from this, as these extrinsic rewards really to motivate one to want to do good work and share it with the world…not such a bad thing, is it?
I took this screenshot because I realize this attention is fleeting (and I needed some kind of proof!):