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Stories on my class, World Regions

The democratisation of learning
The Economist
10-03-14

The King of Jordan Gives Virginia Tech a Surprising Shout Out
InTheCapital
02-17-14

The Plaid Avenger strikes again
WDBJ7
01-29-14

Virginia Conversations: Semester at Sea
Virginia Public Radio
01-17-14

11 DC-Area Professors Using Twitter Right
InTheCapital
10-14-13

Skype Interviews and Twitter Assignments Give Students a Unique Learning Experience
edCetera
08-20-13

Virginia Tech class keeps up with technology
WSLS-10
11-28-12

Virginia Tech’s largest class invites Obama to a foreign policy discussion (VIDEO)
The Washington Post Blog
09-07-12

Boyer calls Obama to come to Tech
Collegiate Times
09-5-12

Three Questions to Ask as Universities Incorporate Hybrid Classroom Pedagogies
TechChange
7-23-12

Professor John Boyer AKA ‘The Plaid Avenger’ on Poll Everywhere
PollEverywhere.com
7-11-12

Gaming & Higher Education
Social Innovation MN blog
6-12-12

More College Disciplines Join the Digital Dance
The Atlantic
6-7-12

Professor Rock Star
Whose University by Mark Brown
5-11-12

Contemplating the Megaclass
OnlineCollege.org
5-8-12

Engaging a 2,670-student-class by utilizing technologies
Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Minnesota blog
05-04-12

‘Plaid Avenger’ geography prof brings the world to his students — with the help of Skype
The Toronto Star
5-4-12

Can Large Classes Be Effective?
In at PrincetonReview.com
04-30-12

How Technology Helps Keep This 3,000-Student Class Engaged
Good.is blog
04-30-12

John Boyer's massive face-to-face class at Virginia Tech
CIS471 blog
4-30-12

'Supersizing' the College Classroom: How One Instructor Teaches 2,670 Students
The Chronicle of Higher Education
4-29-12

Does it take a superhero to teach a supersized class?
Online Media Design (blog)
11-8-11

Boyer may not teach 3,000-person world regions course again
Collegiate Times
11-9-11

‘Mega’ world regions should stay
Collegiate Times
11-9-11

World regions inspires students
Collegiate Times
9-8-11

Boyer meets world
Collegiate Times
9-8-11

Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with The Plaid Avenger
CampusChat.com
5-18-11

Superhero draws Virginia Tech students to class
WDBJ-7
12-9-09
Story: http://www.wdbj7.com/wdbj7-superherodrawsvirginiatech-11650263,0,5708681.story
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiXsBcYC6o0

 

SXSW (updated March 13, 2013)

How Video Calls Globalize Shared Learning
SXSWedu
03-05-13

Going Graphic With the News
SXSW
03-10-13

SXSWedu Session Topic: Supersizing the Classroom: 3,000 Students and Beyond
TexasSchoolBusiness blog
03-28-12

Education: 'It's Time To Be Innovative.' Something everyone can agree on: digital classrooms
Austin Chronicle
03-16-12

Associated Press interview at SXSW on Ustream
AP Mobile
03-14-12

Supersizeing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond (listen to audio presentation)
SXSW
03-10-12

Kickstarter crownd funding project (updated Nov 10, 2012)

Boyer raises funds for Plaid Avenger app
Collegiate Times
11-12-12

Interactive educational comic/app: Plaid Avenger in Mexico!
Successful Kickstarter Campaign
11-10-12

License to Teach: The Plaid Avenger
Tor.com
11-8-12

Meet the World’s Most Interesting Professor Who Just So Happens to be From Virginia Tech (And Needs Your Help!)
InTheCapital
10-24-12

 

Twitter stories (updated Jan. 3, 2012)

Rupert Murdoch and 'unverified' missus in Twitter tangle
The Register (UK)
1-3-12

Twitter newbie Rupert Murdoch following fake account
CNN
1-3-12

News Corp's Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter social network
BBC
1-2-12

Rupert Murdoch starts tweeting; Twitterverse returns heavy fire
ZDNet
1-2-12

Fake World Leader Twitter Feeds
About.com
5-5-11

Famous and fake: Twitter's funniest faux-celebrities
France 24
3-28-11

Plaid Avenger tweets keep news sensible
CollegiateTimes
11-17-10

Kevin Rudd event: (updated April 11, 2013)

04-11-13
Recording of Skype chat with Kevin Rudd

02-29-13
Sydney Morning Herald
US class offers Rudd beer for online chat

02-22-13
Herald Sun
Rudd takes up offer to Skype US students

02-20-13
Nine MSN
US class invites Rudd to have Skype conversation

02-20-13
Perth Now
Kevin Rudd slows social media campaign but set to Skype US college

02-13-13
Collegiate Times
John Boyer invites former-prime minister to Skype interview 

 

Aung San Suu Kyi event: (updated Dec. 16, 2011)

Five Awesome Virtual Field Trips for Students of All Ages
Mind Shift
03-13-12

A Memorable Skype Call between Aung San Suu Kyi and Virginia Tech Students
Skype Play: Innovative ways people are using Skype
12-16-11

Blogging about skyping with a Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Jessysaurusrex (blog from VT alumni and former student)
12-6-11

‘Plaid Avenger’ Pulls Off The Remarkable
edtech digest
12-6-11

Aung San Suu Kyi holds live Skype interview with Virginia Tech students
WDBJ-7
12-5-11

Aung San Suu Kyi Skypes US students
storyful.
12-2-11

Burmese Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi To Visit VA Tech (Via Skype)
Hack Education (blog)
12-4-11

Virginia Tech Prof to Skype with Burma's resistance leader on Monday
Cool Cat Teacher (blog)
12-4-11

The power of the Internet
Plain Talking (blog)
 

Bouncing Cats event:

Bouncing Cats: Crazy Legs and Abramz Reunite (video)
Red Bull Media House
12-19-11

Breaking boundaries
Collegiate Times
11-30-11

Invisible Children event:

Charity co-founder speaks to Tech
Collegiate Times
11-8-11
 

THE WAY event:

Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen stop by Virginia Tech
WSLS-TV Channel 10
9-29-11

Virginia Tech welcomes big stars, new film "The Way"
The Roanoke Times
9-29-11

'The Way' draws a crowd
Collegiate Times
9-29-11

Social media campaign brings famous Hollywood duo to Blacksburg
WDBJ-7
9-26-11

Two faculty members bring Hollywood to Blacksburg
VT news
9-26-11

Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez to visit Tech
Collegiate Times
9-21-11

Tweed, Video Wednesday
Chronicle of Higher Education
9-6-11

 

Gary Vaynerchuk event:

Gary Vaynerchuk Wows Virginia Tech
Handshake 2.0
5-17-11

Gary Vaynerchuk And A Cultural Shift
The Social Buzz Lab
5-13-11

Gary V Visits Virginia Tech
Video by Blair Knight, Laura Sposato & Kelsey Webb
5-3-11

Attendance reward: Students won internships, cash at recent lecture
Collegiate Times
5-3-11

The Passion Of Gary Vaynerchuk
Forbes
4-28-11

 

The Plaid Avenger in the news (updated Jan. 3, 2013)

Crafting an Academic Screencasting Persona
OnlineUniversities.com
01-03-13

Convenience or Convention: Publishers, Tech professors are making the switch to alternative textbooks
Collegiate Times
10-16-12

Protesters in the Middle East use images drawn by a former VT student
WDBJ-7
3-2-11

Virginia Tech professor's artwork used in Libyan protests
WSLS-10
2-24-11

Former Virginia Tech student's caricature of Gadhafi showing up in protests
CBS-6
2-25-11

Blacksburg man's pen mightier than the sword
The Roanoke Times
2-26-11

 

Plaid Avenger comic reviews

Comics Waiting Room Review of Plaid Avenger #2: Battle for Burma
Comics Waiting Room
6-5-10

Marketing a Super Hero
Handshake 2.0
4-12-10

Comic Book Bin Review of Plaid Avenger #2: Battle for Burma
Comic Book Bin
4-20-10

Behind the Scenes With The Plaid Avenger
Comic Book Bin
5-16-09

Comic Critique Review of Plaid Avenger #1: Arctic Antics
Comic Critique .Com
5-11-09

Comic Book Bin Review of Plaid Avenger #1: Arctic Antics
Comic Book Bin
3-7-09

'This is learning in action'
The Roanoke Times
9-15-08

Geography book stir controversy
Collegiate Times
3-16-07