My course – Social Media and Beyond (EDU-6333) for Northeastern University has just finished its first week. I enjoy this course because of the added engagement through social media…primarily Twitter. Only 10 students this term (I am used to double that) – and over the first week, they did well, sending 72 tweets to the… Read more The Social Media Question Mark
I am … and have always been… an optimist. I am a glass half full kind of person. So I tend to see the opportunities more than the perils. Alas, now there is Facebook…. Over the past few weeks, a firestorm has erupted over news that Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on… Read more My Cracked Rose Colored Glasses
There has been a lot on the news lately about artificial intelligence and how it is impacting the future. Already there are advice posts regarding how AI can enhance education, such as “7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Higher Education” or “Could Online Tutors and Artificial Intelligence be the Future of Teaching?”. Yet, this morning… Read more Will AI Do Improv?
At Northeastern University, I teach a graduate course on Social Media and Education – EDU 6333. I have been teaching it for two years, and it is fascinating to work and learn with (relatively) younger Masters students on this topic. The course is 12 weeks in length and flows like this, shifting between tools and… Read more Social Media and Education Redux