higher education

  As I look in the rear view mirror at this past semester, I marvel at the grand experiment of my #WritingRace class at Kean University that I blogged about as we embarked on our journey. I decided to take co-learning one step further. When I first met my fantastic group of graduate and undergraduate students for this course, I announced that they were in charge of their own...
Merriam-Websters definition of diversity states, “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements.” In the classroom context we have to understand diversity is seen not only in the fact that all students are differing in their identities, but their opinions and ability levels as well. The idea of diversity is often times confused with the actual root-issue of diversity, in that...
One way to become "crazy good at the internet" is to hang out with folks who live and breathe the web and all things digital. For the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to hang out with and share many conversations with one of my favorite "geeks," Patrick Berry. Patrick, a Library Technology Lead at Chico State, is a master at explaining complex techno-babel to educators who are...
Material Conditions of College Video of Material Conditions of College It all started with a timeline. At our planning meeting for the Digital Is project, Lacy asked us to map significant events in our lives that dealt with technology. My timeline had significant events such as the first time I played a video game (in 1985—my cousins had an Atari), and when...
In this video, made while I was Tech Liaison for the Alaska State Writing Consortium, I share some ideas about teaching with Twitter and reflect on using Twitter with both local and distance students at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. This video was created as part of an online presentation I did with, David Wicks, Seattle Pacific University, and Jason Rhode, Northern Illinois University. It...
Committed to advancing higher education by promoting the "intelligent use" of information technology, Educause publishes Educause Quaterly and Education Review, as well as initiating a number of other programs that further research in the field, networking and community building opportunities, and resources for educators and learners. Education Quaterly is a peer-reviewed, online only journal...