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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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.…