Virtual Cocktail Party: Can Online Education Teach Social Skills?

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?

Ten Apps to Leverage Your College Experience

Goodbye traditional college, hello College 2.0! Welcome to a whole new learning experience where mobile devices are prevalent, and where hundreds of thousands of apps are now available to help you ace – or, okay, at least pass – every exam college life throws your way. From taking notes in classes to uploading large volume journals … Continue reading Ten Apps to Leverage Your College Experience

(Re)Introducing MOOCs: The Worst Idea at the Best Time

I co-presented this paper with my colleague, Jack Hannes, at the 11th International Symposium for Communication in the Millennium held May 22-24 at St. Cloud State University. The following is my portion of the roundtable presentation. (I apologize for the fragmented notes... Jack and I went back and forth during the presentation.)Definitions & BackgroundMOOCs, or massive … Continue reading (Re)Introducing MOOCs: The Worst Idea at the Best Time