Critical Thinking in Language Teaching: A Rumination

Having spent a series of jam-packed days last week at Music City Center in Nashville at the annual convention of...

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.

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.

Internship at ODL

I didn’t see this coming; my interest in technology and how it intersects with the many facets of life. I...

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...

This Week in ODL: July 24-28, 2017

Sean Michael Morris teaching at the Digital Pedagogy Lab Institute in Vancouver, BC This week Sean Michael Morris will be...

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...

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...

Across the Distance

One of the greatest affordances of the digital world is the ability to stay connected to one another. The internet...

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