Category: Technology

Beyond Final Papers, Beyond the Classroom

In the past few years, I’ve invested in assigning creative final projects for my upper division classes. Across the three institutions I’ve taught at as a tenure-track professor, the risk is high (because students loathe group work so they’re always giving me side-eye for assigning a group project as a requirement and sometimes it ends up the evals) and the outcomes of the projects … Read More Beyond Final Papers, Beyond the Classroom

Learning Online

In some respects as an Instructional Technology Fellow, I really understand what its like to improve classes with technology both for undergraduates and for professors. I see how taking advantage of young people’s dexterity with the internet and their “gadgets” can actually be helpful for learning. But I am totally uneasy with the the intimacy between technology and capitalism in education. Yesterday, I read … Read More Learning Online

Secrets DO make friends

Happy new year, dear blog readers! I haven’t posted since last year, yes. Took a little break. But, no worries, here I am back to get it in, in 2011! First post of the year, a bit about Wikileaks by the homie, Slavoj Zizek. It’s a fun and interesting read about the whole dripping drama of secrets and lies. He even starts with a … Read More Secrets DO make friends

Analog Girl in a Digital World

On the front page of the NYTimes is an article about the role of technology and student learning/teacher’s teaching. The article has an alarming affect, I was nervous about my use of the nets and computer devices as soon as I reached the bottom of page one. And then I continued. The author, Matt Ritchel, cites some neuroscientists who believes that the internet isn’t … Read More Analog Girl in a Digital World