Creating Digital College Student Citizens Versus Leaders

I recently came across this graphic posted on TeachThought which comes from the minds of Sylvia Duckworth and Jennifer Casa-Todd (blog).  The graphic highlights the distinction between two concepts: Digital Citizenship: Being a good neighbor and responsible ethical partner on the internet and Digital Leadership: Using the internet and social media tools to influence change and improve society

Companies Suck Up Our Digital Information. Are We Adequately Preparing Students?

Create an account!  Sign in with your Amazon account!  Connect your Facebook account…. Twitter account… Google account… Every day we encounter websites that ask us to create or connect our digital accounts.  It is through these accounts that companies are able to provide “helpful” features, such as personalized discounts, detailed suggestions, and optimized experiences.  Sometimes these new features are very helpful, but there is a trade-off being made in providing this type of data about ourselves.  We lose our privacy, we become more susceptible to identity theft, and we risk losing control over… Read More

PRESENTATION VIDEO: My Appearance On HigherEdLive’s Contested Issues Live Debate

From the creative minds of Tony Doody and Heather Shea Gasser, comes the HigherEdLive Contested Issues Live Debate.  The debates took place at the 2016 ACPA Convention in Montreal and involved a series of pairs doing a live point-counterpoint on designated issues.  I had the pleasure of going head-to-head with Ed Cabellon over the idea that students affairs master’s degrees represent the best preparation for working in the field.  I believe they are, Ed believes that there are other avenues that can be pursued.  It was a fun debate to be a… Read More

PRESENTATION VIDEO: Your Professional Network Is Powered By Bacon

I was excited to once again be taking the big stage at ACPA to give a PechaKucha presentation.  For the uninitiated, PechaKuchas entail 20 slides, each set to advance every 20 seconds, while presenters speak over them.  In the past, I did a more-serious research-focused PK, a PK that highlighted the fun story of my relationship with JetBlue, and for this year, I wanted to try my hand at presenting something inspiring.  In this PeckaKucha, I present a crowdsourced experiment I did called, “The Six Degrees of Esther Lloyd-Jones Project.”  If you want to… Read More

PRESENTATION VIDEO: Digital Explorer, Educator or Influencer? The New Student Affairs Technology Competency

I, along with a panel of my colleagues at both ACPA and NASPA, participated in a panel on the implications of the new Student Affairs Technology competency for higher education practice.  (ACPA/NASPA Competencies for Student Affairs Educators)  Above is the video of the ACPA session, while below you will find additional information and resources from our sessions.