Friday, January 18, 2013


We will use the same blog and Twitter hashtag as we did the one other time this course ran in Fall, 2012.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Interesting news on the overlap of technology and pedagogy: A high school student refuses to wear a badge with an RFID tag and is now being threatened with expulsion (which she is fighting):

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hip Hop Genius

I know our focus is on higher ed, but this was just too good to not share. It's about remixing high school education, but I think there's a takeaway for higher ed too.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

On Tweeting the Revolution

As promised, here's a link to Malcolm Gladwell's Small Change (why the revolution will not be tweeted).

If you don't have time to read it, here's Clay Shirky's description of the article and response, in two sentences:
The critique of [social media's] ineffectiveness, most recently offered by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker, concentrates on examples of what has been termed "slacktivism," whereby casual participants seek social change through low-cost activities, such as joining Facebook's "Save Darfur" group, that are long on bumper-sticker sentiment and short on any useful action. The critique is correct but not central to the question of social media's power; the fact that barely committed actors cannot click their way to a better world does not mean that committed actors cannot use social media effectively.