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The Rebirth of Cool: Trust, Tech, and Dystopias

I did a cool thing today. I MOOC’d. That is, I joined Justin Reich’s massive open online course “Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale“. Justin is a guru at … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Gainful Regs: For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? — Matthew 16:26, something called The Bye-bul?  Not to get all Old Testament on that thing, but … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 💯: Race, Gender, Credentialism

I believe Diverse Issues of Higher Education has produced it’s annual “Top 100 Degree Producers of [insert ethnic/racial minority]” since the 1990s. The publication used to be called Black Issues … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thoughts on a Theory: New Media and Representation

This post has two antecedents, one more ignoble than the other. On one side, I half-joked on Twitter that I make my friends listen to my half-formed theories on new/legacy/social … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

What Rhimes With Bad Cultural Analysis?

By now all of the smart people have written the smart takes on the New York Times’ television review crediting Shonda Rhimes’ with creatively manipulating the “angry black woman” stereotype. … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Debbie Downerism: John Oliver and For-Profit Colleges

One of the better things about social media is that if you manage to curate social feeds with just the right balance of entertaining spirits and brilliant intellects, it delivers … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Twitter Facts of Life

“You take the good/You take the bad/You take them both/And there you have/The Facts of Life”   Usual disclaimer: this may meander. I was born short and never really grew … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 14 Comments

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