There are many ways students can pursue a "life online." Students of all ages use virtual environments, which can include virtual worlds like PokemonGo, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, or Penguin Club. Students also use social media as another form of taking a "life online." In 2007, I was a freshman in college and none of my professors in the … Continue reading “Life Online” & the Impact on Students
Many educators are weary of using big data in the classroom. I can see why and empathize with many educators. Looking at the bigger picture, there are many decisions that need to be made about the fundamental use of big data by social and cultural researchers. Six provocations for Big Data, by Boyd and Crawford, examines quantitative … Continue reading Will Education Capitalize on Big Data?
I wish I could express that I have a clear stand about this everlasting debate, technology determinism. Perception and narratives play a huge role in this discussion. Therefore, be prepared to be confused. I love the way one of my classmates, Abby, comically puts technology determinism in its place, "What came first the chicken or the egg?" Based on … Continue reading Technology Determinism: Are you Soft or Hard?
Is the machine really changing us or do we, as a society, have power and control over ICT?
I knew I had to step my game up. With the help of my mentors, Dr. Idit Harel and Jess Reid Sliwerski, I leveled up to pursue a new journey. I prepared my application to Columbia University. Filling out my name was easy, then came the personal statement. I stared at the blinking cursor on Google Docs … Continue reading My Level Up