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Facebook’s hold on middle-aged lives, and other reflections on my spring break social media shutdown

Posted in Academic Life, and Technology

About a month ago, I wrote about a social media break I was taking as part of my Technology, Mind, and Brain seminar. I’ve now wrapped up that experiment, and am looking back on what it was like and what it told me.

Where I’ve been and what I’ve learned, part 1

Posted in Academic Life, and Higher Education

When you think of higher education institutions outside the United States, what comes to mind? If you’re from the U.S. yourself, you might have some assumptions worth questioning. Higher ed, like nearly every contemporary human endeavor, is globalizing. Lots of…

From assessment cop to assessment advocate: On the prevention and treatment of data rage

Posted in Academic Life, and Higher Education

As more institutions sink more money into myriad student success programs, the appetite for data documenting the impacts of those programs grows and grows.