The Fake News Epidemic

I've often been at odds with how new media makes its billions.  People self-identify with new media like nothing else because it is such an intimate part of their lives.  The hardware is always at hand and the software makes personal demands on our information and our time that would have…

Facilitators

This provocative article was shared on Facebook recently.  Teachers sharing and talking about education during March Break, I know, crazy, right? There is an technologist slant to this article that, like everything else people do in the age of information, reduces complex human interaction into a simplistic informational exchange.  We…

How We’ve Situated Ourselves

I'm wrapping up Matt Crawford's The World Beyond Your Head, and it's leaving a lot of questions around education. Throughout the book Crawford questions the hyper-individualized nature of our post-enlightenment selves.  He does it in the context of skilled manual labour, which does a lot to refute the ideal 'generic/flexible intelligence'…