Bubble Wrap: Popping the Bubble

Two years ago my life became challenging (for lack of a better word)—both personally and professionally. At first, I withdrew because I felt like I had to, and then I withdrew for my own safety, and then I stayed on the sidelines for my own mental health. The details aren’t necessary as they aren’t the … Continue reading Bubble Wrap: Popping the Bubble


Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

I have been thinking a lot about #Openpedagogy lately, unsurprisingly, given the blogs, videos, conferences and twitter conversations that have been going on. In advance of the Year of Open hangout @Bali_Maha is hosting on Monday, April 24, I thought I would wade into the conversation as my own thoughts have been evolving.  In January, … Continue reading Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open

So in December I used Bronwyn Hegarty’s Attributes of Open Pedagogy, along with several other documents to develop a page to use in conversation with faculty about open pedagogy. Last week, I had the opportunity to share it with a small group, and it worked really well in terms of focusing the discussion and talking … Continue reading Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open

Predictive Analytics And Stereotype Threat

Matt Reed (aka @deandad)'s article Predictions, Probabilities, and Placebos and an ensuing twitter discussion raised some important questions about potential dangers of predictive analytics. Specifically, he links Claude Steele's stereotype threat to predictive analytics.  An ensuing twitter discussion explored the conflicting issues around using predictive analytics.  Is there a danger of predictive analytics being used in unintentionally harmful … Continue reading Predictive Analytics And Stereotype Threat