13 posts
Community-Focused Versus Market-Driven Education
Higher Ed
Public education is now transitioning from a system of educating citizens to a market for profit.  “Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education,
In the Clutches of Algorithms
Digital culture
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
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Winona Ryder and the Internet of Things
Digital culture
“In the living room the voice-clock sang, Tick-tock, seven o’clock, time to get up, time to get up, seven o’clock!” ~ Ray Bradbury, “There Will Come Soft Rains” The more our tools
Homework is a Social Justice Issue
This article was originally published inEducating Modern Learners [http://modernlearners.com/homework-is-a-social-justice-issue/]. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When a teacher assigns homework, she makes some big assumptions about students’ home lives. Do they have the requisite supplies?
Teaching as Wayfinding
Digital Pedagogy
The 21st century learning landscape demands a significant shift in the role, but not the importance, of the teacher. Smart use of relevant technology can help make that shift easier. In June of
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Spect-ops at Harvard: How a World-leading University Reacts to Techno-centrism
Digital culture
“Screens so hi-def you might as well be there, cost effective videophonic conferencing, internal Froxx CD-ROM, electronic couture, all-in-one consoles (…) Half of all metro Bostonians now work from home via some digital link.
Designing Critically: Feminist Pedagogy for Digital / Real Life
Critical Digital Pedagogy CFP
I’m a feminist teacher of writing and literature of over 25 years and, amazingly, I still love it. I love the transformative nature of critical feminist pedagogy, the dialogic classes where meaning
Technology 101: What Do We Need To Know About The Future We're Creating?
Digital culture
Howard Rheingold brought this piece to our attention after Jesse and Sean published “Is it Okay to Be a Luddite [http://learning.instructure.com/2014/06/is-it-okay-to-be-a-luddite/]” on Instructure’s Keep Learning blog.
Is It Okay to Be a Luddite?
Digital culture
This piece was originally published [http://learning.instructure.com/2014/06/is-it-okay-to-be-a-luddite/] on Instructure’s Keep Learning blog. When it posted, we received a message from Howard Rheingold (NetSmart [http://rheingold.com/books/
Discovering Natural Classrooms: Hybrid Collective Learning Spaces
Critical Pedagogy
For many, the classroom is an alienating place. There are environmental factors that play into this (and monetary factors that play into these environmental ones). There are stigmas, expectations, and traditions that may
Hybrid by Choice: Increasing Engagement in a High Enrollment Course
Critical Pedagogy
Hybrid pedagogy does not just describe an easy mixing of on-ground and online learning, but is about bringing the sorts of learning that happen in a physical place and the sorts of learning
Hybridity, pt. 3: What Does Hybrid Pedagogy Do?
Critical Pedagogy
This is the third in aseries [http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/tag/hybridity]of articles that investigates hybridity as it relates to our positions as teachers and scholars, but also as learners, composers, and
Hybridity, pt. 1: Virtuality and Empiricism
Critical Pedagogy
This is the first in a series [http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/tag/hybridity] of articles that investigates hybridity as it relates to our positions as teachers and scholars, but also as learners, composers,