I was going to write up this post about my randomizer today anyway... but what a perfect follow-up to Lisa M Lane 's post on controlled-curated-chaotic online courses.
My classes are really a mix of curated and chaotic where I hope that students who want/need a sense of expert curation from me "the professor" (even though I am just an adjunct lecturer...) can have that experience, while the students who want to go wild can have the freedom to create in the midst of chaos.
And I would put RANDOM on the side of chaotic, in the best sense of chaos. I curate heaps of content... but how can you surface massive amounts of content, never knowing just which piece of content will click with which student...? That's a problem we all face, and for me, randomizers are the best solution.
There are almost 200 stories now, which makes for some real randomness. Click and see what story you find! It's the magic power of random! :-)