Students and critical instructional design
Being someone interested in exploring the potential of technology and digital tools to create positive change in the world, I found the intern position at the Office of Digital LearningRead more.
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 the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)Read more.
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 of Middlebury, Vermont. As you know, this river is importantRead more.
MiddCreate Spotlight: Seo-Young Jun
MiddCreate is an initiative at Middlebury that offers faculty, staff, and students their own subdomain spaces and easy installation of open-source applications such as WordPress, ownCloud, MediaWiki, Drupal, Known, Scalar, andRead more.
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 I could build wikis (back then, wikis required you toRead more.
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.Read more.
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.Read more.
Design and the beauty of palimpsests
Design matters in education. Instructional design–the design of learning experiences–matters. “Design matters because it is an intrinsically humanist discipline, tethered to the very core of why we exist. It framesRead more.
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.Read more.
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 the Office of Digital Learning, the 2017 Digital Pedagogy LabRead more.