This article originally appeared in St. Cloud Times on Monday, April 14, 2014. "What really happened? Where is the plane? What is your government doing about it?" As a native of Malaysia, these are the questions I get bombarded with almost anywhere I go since the MH370 tragedy broke March 8. Because I am not … Continue reading MH370 Tragedy: A Social Media Buzz and Fuzz
http://youtu.be/v504TSgWuuU Many studies have revealed that college students today arrive on their campuses with high literacy in the latest technology and mobile devices. It is not uncommon to see students walking around with their beat earphones, texting while waiting in the hallway, and snapchatting with their friends in the dining hall. Yet, in the sea of options, … Continue reading Students Talk Technology: Tech Tools for College Education
This summer, I was notified that my proposal to present at the coming National Communication Association annual convention has been accepted. It was a paper I developed for a mass communication research methods course last year. I must confess that I am really excited for this is my first (national) conference in the communication discipline. … Continue reading Prepping for NCA Convention
Vine debuted earlier this year and has become the most popular video-sharing mobile app today. Unfortunately, the technology has been misused to reinforce racial stereotyping, causing ethical issues that need to be considered and addressed by media practitioners. Check out the video clip below. Here is a work-in-progress ethics paper I am developing for a … Continue reading Vine: Redefining Racial Stereotyping in Six Seconds
Those of you who have been around me probably know that my research interests revolve around digital rhetoric and online pedagogy, especially the development of MOOCs, or massive open online courses. This summer, I took a composition MOOC offered on Coursera, delivered by Georgia Tech, as part of my research in digital rhetoric. Following a phenomenological approach, … Continue reading Virtual Cocktail Party: Can Online Education Teach Social Skills?