Innovation and the Digital

I am retiring next month after 34 happy years teaching at MIIS. During that time, my instructional capacity and confidence have been sustained and enriched by a variety of digital advances.  From word processing and Read More

Digital Pedantry

Last week in one of my class meetings, I presented the following on a slide in anticipation of my students writing a paper about gender representation in television:   Do not use “female” or “male” Read More

Digital is Ecological

Written by Bob Cole, Digital Learning Commons The reader is encouraged to look up a lithograph of Maurits [Cornelis] Escher called “Three Worlds.” This depicts the surface of a body of water upon which leaves float. Read More

What to do with IT

  Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, Trash it, change it, mail, upgrade it, Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it, Snap it, work it, quick, erase it, Write it, cut it, Read More


The digital used to be just numbers to me — my first childhood wrist watch painted that picture in my head as DIGITS, and ALL DIGITS. Growing up, I just couldn’t reconcile how digits could Read More

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