On Retreating from Social Media

Social media has intentionally constructed a cultural belief system built around the assumption that if nobody sees it, it didn’t really happen. The perception of a public audience has become requisite to making human experience real.

This Week in ODL: Sept 25-29, 2017

ODL Welcomes Back Two Spectacular Interns The Office of Digital Learning is very excited to welcome back Nadani Dixon (’22)...

This Week in ODL: Sept 18-22, 2017

One Portuguese Hub Kickoff On Monday, September 18, the Office of Digital Learning hosted a kickoff meeting with members of...

This Week in ODL: Sept 11-15, 2017

Amy Collier Speaks at Council of Independent Colleges National Workshop On Thursday, September 7, Amy Collier presented a talk to...

Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part article about critical pedagogy and the learning management system. You can find...

This Week in ODL: Sept 4-8, 2017

Amy Collier publishes on Digital Sanctuary in Educause Review The ODL is pleased to announce that Educause Review recently published...

Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part One

“Education, which must never be neutral, can be at the service either of decision, of world transformation and of critical...

Pedagogical Implications of Modeling for Beginners

Learning is optimal for most human beings when they are given just enough structure to feel safe and just enough freedom to feel challenged. This, in my opinion, is the special sauce of meaningful learning design.

This Week in ODL: Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2017

Design and the Beauty of Palimpsests: Blog Post by Amy Collier Last week, ODL’s Amy Collier published a blog post...

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...

This Week in ODL: Aug 21-25, 2017

This Week in ODL: Aug 21-25, 2017

Plurilingualism and the Digital: Blog Post by Sonja Burrows This week, the ODL’s Sonja Burrows published a blog post on...

Plurilingualism and the Digital

The unconscious bias toward the monolingual and against the plurilingual is very much present in the digital realm. It has been frustrating to me as a language pedagogue that, at least at this moment in the development of digital tools such as WordPress, the screen serves to limit rather than amplify human plurilingualism.

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