Graduate students enter graduate programs hungry to learn about research,
teaching, and professionalization. They seek knowledge of their discipline,
socialization from faculty and peers, and most importantly the tools to perform
We sacrifice control in the name of convenience. As we become like cyborgs, we
should expect more control over our technology. Tech has long aimed to provide
additional conveniences for modern living, with
“My teaching portfolio speaks of challenges and failures alongside successes,
all woven into a narrative organically establishing who I am and why I do what I
—Martin Kutnowski [https://hybridpedagogy.org/candid-teaching-portfolio/
For a class discussion to be student-centered, teachers must cede control, and
teachers must listen. For many reasons though, these tasks prove difficult.
Teachers often do not want to cede control during a
In a string of recent education articles, researchers have praised the benefits
of hand-written notes and instructors have forbidden computers from classrooms.
Frustrated with her student’s technological fixation, Associate Professor Carol
like to talk
There was a definite buzz in the room on an otherwise ordinary Friday morning.
Faculty, administrators, librarians, and educational technologists had gathered
to hear future plans for our university’s classrooms. A communication
I find myself angry a lot lately, frequently at the charges of irrelevance
leveled against my discipline of philosophy and liberal arts in general.
These charges argue not just that philosophy is irrelevant.