There’s a tendency for instruction to focus too much on the teacher (as the center of attention) and learning resources (usually in the guise of readings), rather than what it is.
Meyer views humor as unifying or divisive–hence the “double-edged sword” reference. … Continue reading
I’ll begin anecdotally in the build-up to my assertions.
I’ve commented elsewhere on Wiki Wars (aka “Editing Wars”), Wikipedia’s response–or reaction–in imposing their Five Pillars Policy, and the usefulness of the Talk and Contributions tabs in determining the credibility of an article.
What struck me the most about this research is what it didn’t cover.
This advice concerns standardized exams.
In response to Sarah Genner’s, On/Off, I’d argue there’s an undifferentiated muddle in the online/offline dichotomy.
Sherry Turkle’s 2012 TED Talk, Connected, But Alone? presents the latest iteration of her research on human-technology interaction. … Continue reading
The Kony 2012 video came up on my iPhone contemporaneously while eating at Zabar’s in NYC with a German academic.
I concur with Zeynep Tufekci’s argument that Internet instigated movements are easy to organize, but may be more disruptive than revolutionary in effecting social change. … Continue reading