It’s been over a month since I published my last article, so I just wanted to check in with my readers. I have every intention of continuing this blog indefinitely, or as long as possible. My hiatus has been due to a recent lack of time. I have enrolled in courses to become an educational consultant, which has tapped into my time for this project. This project is one of the reasons that I am (eventually) leaving the field of teaching for that of being a consultant. This new career will provide me with the increased income that I need to develop this project adequately and to give it the chance to thrive that it so deserves.
In short, though my blogs will be less frequent until my courses are done, this blog, like my enthusiasm for the Energize Education project, will carry on. Thanks for reading.
My interview about Energize Education through Open Source with Nicole C. Engard of opensource.com is now available. You can check it out here. I want to thank Nicole for this opportunity to elucidate about myself and my book.
Learn about what inspired me to write Energize Education.
Chris Whittum was recently interviewed about his recent book, Energize Education through Open Source, on the Internet radio program, Author Talk. Click below to listen.
Author Chris Whittum interviewed on Author Talk.
My interview went well. At least I thought so and the host conducting the interview said so. It will be broadcast on http://toginet.com on Sunday, January 12, 2014 between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM. If you miss it, I will upload it as an MP3 to this blog, to my author site and to the Energize Education Through Open Source facebook fan page.
After four years of searching and writing, I have finally had the opportunity to hold my magnum opus in my hands in the form of of published manuscript. I am so ecstatic that words almost elude me. It is my sincerest hope that this book will prove to be of value to readers and that it will spread awareness that open source alternatives to proprietary educational technologies exist.
I am happy to announce that this manuscript will be reviewed by Dr. Paul McKimmy, Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. McKimmy will conduct the review after this semester ends. Needless to say, this is a very exciting and I am anxious to read his review. Don’t forget that you can buy a copy of Energize Education through Open Source: Using Open Source Software to Enhance Learning here.
Energize Education Through Open Source: Using Open Source Software to Enhance Learning is now available in print. Click the link provided and free yourself and your studentsfrom proprietary educational software.
I’ve finished reviewing rhe proposed cover and content layouts for Energize Education Through Open Source and submitted modification forms. The design team at Lulu Publishing did a bang-up job as you all will soon see.
I just received the cover and body proofs from Lulu Publishing and they look great. I see the need for a few tweaks, but otherwise all is well.
You can now follow this project on facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. Watch this space for further updates.