Herald-Leader: A Different Kind of Holler

A different kind of holler: Appalachia’s future is looking a lot more high-tech written by Tom Eblen published in the Lexington Herald-Leader I was especially impressed with the students and their teachers who spoke about how popular technology education is becoming in middle and high schools. TheHoller.org, an online social learning network, is enabling young […]

Esports Vision Science Academy


Area middle and high school students sharpened their technology skills and learned about the science of vision in a setting centered on virtual reality during the University of Pikeville’s second Esports and Vision Science Academy. An interest in video games led to a broader learning experience. During the two-day camp, students built virtual reality viewers […]

Pulling the Thread

Attempting innovation in education Introduction Finding consensus of what it means to be innovative in the classroom, or education in general, could prove to be difficult, if not impossible. It is easy to get caught up in equipment like iPads and new computers but most teachers would probably agree that the presence of the new […]

UPIKE Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame

The University of Pikeville Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a commitment to education and have dedicated themselves to educating the youth of Central Appalachia. The Class of 2016 will recognize current front-line teachers who are making a direct and life-changing impact on the lives of their students. To submit a […]

Clicking and Screaming – UPDATED

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a professional Esports competition, but it’s pretty crazy. I say this not from first-hand experience, but from watching online with 400,000 of my closest friends on Twitch.tv as North American League of Legends teams compete at the highest level to crown a spring champion.

Highlights from The Holler

The Holler has been a busy place lately so we thought it might be helpful to pull out a few featured posts from the past couple of weeks. Check back to see the new weekly highlights from the site and visit the Activity Stream to keep up with the great work going on in the […]

Virtual Art Gallery

The Success of a Community. The first sub-Holler ever created on theHoller.org was about comics and cartooning. If you go back through the beginning sketches of what would become The Holler social learning network you would see many references to cartooning and sequential art in the brainstorming process. However, it was always expected to be […]

The Holler Studio

Don’t Just Stand There // Make Something The Holler production studio has been designed with one goal in mind: if you can imagine it, we have the tools to build it. The facility is split between a studio room where teachers and show hosts interact with cameras and digital technology in front of a camera […]