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
I have not seen the report yet (it is a bit pricey for us adjuncts), but there was an interesting post in the Chronicle of Higher Education this morning on a new report on the future of learning and the potential impact this will have on college classrooms. Beckie Supiano interviewed Beth McMurtrie on this… Read more Hard and Necessary
Sometimes you just don’t get to your Feedly in a timely manner…so this morning, I looked back at about 8 days worth of blogs. Some great posts, but what interested me was some of the connections my mind began to make in this week-plus dive into the blogosphere. First, Lisa Lane wrote a provocative piece… Read more Connecting Some Dots
Not sure why this did not show up on my radar scope the past 4 years, but a recent blog mentioned a Teal Organization…a term I had never heard. Looking in to it, I found it referred to a leadership philosophy espoused by Frederic Laloux in his 2014 book Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating… Read more How Teal Are You?
This past week in EDU6323, we explored blogging as an educational process. My students shared their favorite blogs from Teach 100 and reflected on the fit of blogging in this hyperactive Snapchat world. For many, they had previously seen blogs as entertaining, but had not considered them as educational. Some were impressed that niche concerns… Read more The Next Ten Years
Mary Meeker is out with her annual look at the “State of the Internet”…and as always, it is fascinating. Internet Trends 2017 Report from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Mary has been doing this since 2002, but I first became aware of the annual report back in 2011. I have since incorporated it into my… Read more Internet Trends
My good friend Enoch Hale asked me a question late last week that I have been contemplating ever since: “What are some good books to read regarding the future of Higher Education?” Good question…and at a deeper level, how do you differentiate between books that have the flawed (at least, I think flawed) assumption that… Read more The Future of Higher Education?
Someone who always gets me thinking is danah boyd. Her post “Toward Accountability: Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences” is the latest to prod my brain! Her post raises the issue of how data collection and data manipulation are not neutral activities…that the decision to collect or not collect and the thought process behind the analysis of… Read more Value Added versus Liability Sponge
Over the weekend, I continued reading Tom Friedman’s new book, Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations. I have to admit that the second section on accelerations – technologies, globalizations, and ecologies – scared the crap out of me! In a methodical manner, Friedman laid out his… Read more Got My Attention
Audrey Watters this week posted a talk she gave at Coventry University earlier this year entitled “The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren’t ‘Tech’).” Good talk by someone I like to follow in my feeds…primarily because she is the contrary voice I sometimes need to hear. Now I am trying to balance the optimism of Friedman (and… Read more Balancing Optimism with Pragmatism