Media

Supposedly I’m supposed to collect my media mentions on a page like this, to show I’m not just some random nut, but a well-cited random nut. So here you go Internet, selected and riveting media mentions!

The ridiculously bad dot-portrait the Wall Street Journal made of me for a front page story on my online political activism work.

The ridiculously bad dot-portrait the Wall Street Journal made of me for a front page story on my online political activism work.

While I find this whole page ridiculous, I will say that as I put it together I did notice that I’ve been lucky to be involved in a variety of important conversations on both the future of collaboration and the future of education. I probably don’t deserve all the attention, but I’m thankful  to be involved.

Wired Magazine. Learners, Teachers, and Technology: Personalization in 2015 and Beyond. Quotes me on personalization and structured discussion.

Infoworld. Wiki creator reinvents collaboration, again. Cites some of my work with Ward Cunningham on Federated Wiki.

Inside Higher Ed. Almost Recognizing. Matt Reed thinks out loud about my idea that innovation in higher education is suppressed because of the low cost of adjunct labor.

The Chronicle. Students Are Spending Less on Textbooks, but That’s Not All Good. Talks about my observation that lower spending on required textbooks may indicate students going without required texts.

Wall Street Journal. Have a Laptop? You Too Can Sway the Race! A front-page piece by the Wall Street Journal that centers on the work I and other Blue Hampshire co-founders did in establishing the first state-level online political community in New Hampshire. It’s ridiculously derisive of our pioneering work, but at least they made a dot portrait of me.

Times Higher Education. Student retention software comes under microscope. An article about how Alfred Essa and I blew car-sized hole in Purdue’s Course Signals learning analytics claims.

Slate MagazineThe King of MOOCs Abdicates the Throne. References my critique of Udacity’s ill-fit for at-risk populations.

The Columbian. Clark College, WSUV students feel textbook sticker shock. September 2014.  Talks about our work at WSU in OER.

Hack Education.  Various articles. Audrey Watters has been very generous in covering various projects I’ve worked on.