Assignments and Architecture: Pedagogy in the Digital Age

tl;dr: I gave a talk about digital pedagogy. Today I want to share a talk. That’s not all that unusual, as I’ve been in the habit of posting such presentations since I began blogging here in 2009. What’s unusual about this one—at least for me—is that it’s a talk that evolved as I gave it … Continue reading Assignments and Architecture: Pedagogy in the Digital Age

Keep Calm and Carry On: Finding and Building PhD Career Paths

At the end of March this year, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Purdue University and talk about alternate careers for people pursuing the PhD. Throughout the day I enjoyed a number of interesting discussions with graduate students and faculty. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in the last 5 or 6 … Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On: Finding and Building PhD Career Paths

Three Reasons to Use Social Media in Hard Times (MLA 2011 Version)

It's been so long since this year's MLA ended that you might wonder why I'm going to the trouble of posting my second talk. Hasn't the moment passed? Does anyone care about what I said two months ago, even if you weren't there? And considering the arguments that I make in this talk about social … Continue reading Three Reasons to Use Social Media in Hard Times (MLA 2011 Version)

Dr. ProfHacker, or How I L3rn3d to St0p Worry1ng and <3 teh fail!!1! (MLA 2011 Version)

As you might have intuited from a previous post, I had the opportunity to attend the recent 2011 MLA Convention in Los Angeles. One of the panels that I spoke on was organized by Jason B. Jones and featured a trio of the ProfHacker team on the theme of "Hacking the Profession: Academic Self-Help in … Continue reading Dr. ProfHacker, or How I L3rn3d to St0p Worry1ng and <3 teh fail!!1! (MLA 2011 Version)

Five Reasons to Use Social Media in the Classroom

I've just returned from a few days at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad). I was invited by the campus's Instructional Development Unit (IDU) to deliver the keynote address at the presentation of their biennial UWI / Guardian Life "Premium" Teaching Awards. The theme that they asked me to speak on was … Continue reading Five Reasons to Use Social Media in the Classroom