Posts by Amy Collier

Attending to the information environment of the web: A call to action at Middlebury

Imagine this scenario: A toxic sludge has infiltrated Otter Creek, the river that runs through the heart of the town...

Deleting tweets (non-techie starts her personal information environmentalism journey–with lots of help)

Confession: I’m not a coder. I haven’t coded since grad school, when I learned how to write basic HTML so...

Design and the beauty of palimpsests

Design matters in education. Instructional design–the design of learning experiences–matters. Design is not a neutral activity. We design through our...

How to grow a band-like-thing-that-involves-instructional-designers [1]

[1] Note: How to Grow A Band is the name of the Punch Brothers documentary. Instructional designers get a raw deal....

Amy’s summer reading list

Ahhhhhh, summer. As the days extend longer and warmer, it’s the perfect time to attack a terrifyingly long reading list....

Surprising insights, outliers, and privilege in design thinking

Surprising insights, outliers, and privilege in design thinking

Whenever I read about design thinking, I find myself rolling my eyes… a lot. If you’re new to the term...

Exploring Digital Sanctuary

Last month, I gave a talk at the University of Edinburgh on critical digital pedagogy in troubled political times. While...

Digital embodiment: What happens to the body when we “go digital?”

On February 17, I spoke to students, faculty, and staff at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey on...

The locks on our bridges

This excerpt is from my talk with Sean Michael Morris and Amy Slay at Open Education 2016 about Critical Instructional...

What does Middlebury’s new IP policy mean for you? (Part 1)

At the September 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve Middlebury’s first Intellectual Property policy. The new...

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