Author Archives

I have a PhD in American Literature, taught in higher education for over twenty years, and directed two Centers for Instructional Technology before retiring.

  • technology overthink

    No links today to published articles. I was just wondering about some differences in the ways today’s students navigate sites and the ways faculty try to control that navigation, and I wonder how often we’re at cross purposes. If you’ve… Read More ›

  • Virtual Speakers

    In the new issue of innovate: journal of online education, Michael Lück and Gerard Michael Laurence suggest that videoconferencing is an economical way to bring in guest speakers for groups that otherwise could not afford to bring them in physically…. Read More ›

  • 21st century buzz

    I attended an online seminar today given by Macromedia on the current research in Digital Communication in education. The list of buzzwords are multimodal, creative and interpretive fluency, new technology grammar, interactivity, and the media-emotion connection. The research suggests that… Read More ›

  • the phone’s the thing

    In the Innovate article “What Can You Learn From a Cell Phone? Almost Anything” (June/July 2005), Marc Prensky wonders why North Americans, and especially educators, aren’t in sync with the rest of the world’s commitment to cell (mobile) phones. Prensky… Read More ›

  • to click or not to click

    In the article “7 Things You Should Know About Clickers” (2005), the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative presents classroom scenarios in which “remote personal response systems” are used by students to interact with presented material by either choosing answers to questions or… Read More ›