LJN Radio Interview — Technically Speaking: Utilizing Technology in Education

I’m happy to announce that my second interview with LJN Radio, “Technically Speaking: Utilizing Technology in Education” is now available on the LJN Radio website. From the website: Various uses of technology can be invaluable when it comes to educational success and improved learning. At the same time, people need to be cautious in seeingContinue reading “LJN Radio Interview — Technically Speaking: Utilizing Technology in Education”

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Funding Higher Education…

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about educational funding in general, especially higher education funding, over the last two to three years. It’s a highly politicized issue, and it should be, because it affects everyone. I’ve seen a range of opinions about the subject, and many of these opinions — even from people whoContinue reading “Funding Higher Education…”

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Profit, HigherEd and Lessons on the Prestige Cartel

Originally posted on tressiemc:
My friend Aaron Bady (who may one day learn to spell my whole name!) had the foresight to publish his excellent analysis of temporality, future fetishization, and MOOC evangelism at his online home. He encouraged me to similarly publish my talk. Here’s the thing: I go off script. A lot. I…

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Defending the Humanities to Non-Majors

In October of 2010 Prof. Alan Liu (U.C. Santa Barbara) liked a post of mine sent to a Digital Humanities listserve and asked me for permission to publish it on 4Humanities, his website devoted to advocating for the study of the humanities. He titled it “An Instructor’s Ground-Level Defense of the Humanities to Students.” TheContinue reading “Defending the Humanities to Non-Majors”

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On Being a Student (as a Human Being)

The chart below lists educational spending in twelve industrialized countries, comparing each country’s spending to student performance: Via: MAT@USC | Master’s of Arts in Teaching Educational spending for just these twelve countries combined is about $1.8 trillion, representing a massive investment of time, money, and resources to educate our children. And yes, this chart isContinue reading “On Being a Student (as a Human Being)”

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