My Own White Bias

Over the past six months, I have been teaching courses on social media and education technology against the backdrop of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the social unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd on May 25th.  In both tweets and posts, students have woven these two forces of change into our weekly topical… Read more My Own White Bias

Two Questions to My Class

We are starting the second week of an 8-week online graduate course for Northeastern University titled Technology as a Medium for Learning (EDU-6323). During this course, the middle six weeks explore different aspects of edtech, while we read and reflect on the learning science lessons embedded in Michelle Miller’s book Minds Online.  This week, the… Read more Two Questions to My Class

The Content Trap

I just finished reading Bharat Anand’s 2016 The Content Trap … recommended by one of my students – @SocialMediaCou3 – and I wished this book had crossed my radar 3 years ago! Yet, as we work our way through the pandemic and higher education’s response for the future, this book remains very relevant. Anand is… Read more The Content Trap

Who Am I?

I have resisted the “20-20” meme that seems prevalent…though I did like Seth Godin’s take in “Seeing Clearly in 2020“: For most of us, 2020 is going to be a turning point. Because it’s another chance to live tomorrow over again. A chance to reset, to decide what’s important and what’s worth working for. Not… Read more Who Am I?