"We assume that because we are in academia, we must somehow be in a golden realm where no one ever does anything racist, sexist, homophobic or ableist, because we have so much learning we must be above these things. This is academic bad faith." ~ Adeline Koh
"The entire educational system is undergoing a swift and certain decay. A post-apocalyptic vision of the humanities. With Cyborgs. Flesh. Dystopia. Utopia. And Emily Dickinson. In brief, the digital humanities needs more generosity and also more follicle mites."
I often hear teachers complaining that students don’t do the assigned readings and students complaining about the length, quantity, and difficulty of readings assigned to them. Even more often, I hear people talking about how Egypt is an oral culture and how rare it is to find young people who read for pleasure.
Sometimes, when I get up in front of fellow educators and academics and say I study scholarship and…Twitter, I end up feeling like I’m doing stand-up comedy. Really? Twitter? say people’s eyebrows. I am becoming a great student of arched eyebrows.
"I am on record — several times in several places — calling “Domain of One’s Own” one of the most important and innovative initiatives in ed-tech today. The responses I get to such an assertion are always revealing."
"The Internet’s potential to create important political change has been one of the most pressing news topics over the past five years. Its relative openness has proved instrumental to recent social revolutions, such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. A big factor in this is the principle of “Net Neutrality,” which holds that all data on the Internet should be treated equally by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and governments, meaning that certain websites and services should not be privileged over others. However, this principle is being threatened."
Working. Poor. In our US of A, those words ought never be juxtaposed. The very concept of paying poverty wages in the richest nation in the history of the planet is an abomination--a mark of societal failure. Yet, not only have millions of our people been
This post is designed to give people coming into the Net Neutrality fight late a resource to help explain the issue. There are videos, articles, explainers, and more to help make a complicated thing...
The implications of such a decision would be profound. Web and mobile companies will live or die not on the merits of their technology and design, but on the deals they can strike with AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and others who could otherwise 'shakedown' startups and established companies in every sector, requiring payment for reliable service.