I’m launching this blog to use for the Connected Courses project, and more broadly as a place to post my thoughts on higher ed and educational technology. I’m Joe Murphy, the Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. I’m quite pleased that I’ve got a small group of faculty at Kenyon who will also be participating in Connected Courses as a local cohort.
I signed up with Reclaim Hosting to start thinking about issues of owning my own digital space, but this blog is the first time I really gave it much thought. Should I blog here? Dust off my old Blogger address? Add a new tag to my ds106 blog? Shoot, owning your own digital space is complicated, even as CPanel makes it easy to just spin up a space and try something out.
I decided that, for me, the answer is to launch a new dedicated space. The main attraction is that this gives me multiple spaces where I could tweak WordPress settings in a real-content context, should I ever actually get around to it. I’m also intrigued with the idea that I might use something like Known to create one big “Joe on the Web” homepage, so I could share pieces of my life as appropriate and still reflect on the whole.