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

Presenting at University of Dayton Today…

I am immensely grateful to be hosted by the staff and students in residence life at the University of Dayton today.  I will be giving two talks: one to the professional staff that outlines some of my research as well as tips for engaging students online, and a second one to the student staff members about digital reputation. I’m particularly excited about this presentation because it will be the first one I’ve given after having completed a full draft of my dissertation.  I have noticed that as my research has evolved, I… Read More

Guest Appearance on HigherEdLive: The Future of Digital Education [VIDEO]

I was pleased to be a part of this week’s HigherEdLive broadcast along with my amazing collaborators and friends on ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Digital Technology.  The video of our show is embedded below.  I think there are some really great nuggets of wisdom in here.  Laura Pasquini also curated a Storify of the backchannel. Enjoy! THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL EDUCATION ORIGINALLY STREAMED LIVE: WED, APR 1, 2015 @ 12:00PM (EST) Nine months ago, a team of top scholars, practitioners, and leaders from a range of industries were brought together by ACPA to address the… Read More