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...

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.

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.

Notes from the Road: Digital Pedagogy Lab 2017

This week, I have the decided honor of attending, along with my colleagues Amy Collier and Sean Michael Morris from...

Tech Prep for the Language Schools

Summer is fast upon us and soon our campuses will be teeming with language learners and teachers from all over...

The Digital Is about Doing

Little Jack Horner Sat in the corner, Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And pulled out a...

The Digital Does Not Compute

“With much more persuasive power than the philosophy of even so radical a thinker as Dewey, the computer, in all...

Not the Next, Not the Best: the Digital in Context

Years ago when I chaired the English program at the Community Colleges of Colorado Online, one of my biggest challenges...

A Call for Curious Questioners

This post was originally published on Critical Analysis of Media on January 22, 2017. The author, Heather Stafford, is a Multimedia...