aWEAR16 Recap

The 2016 aWEAR Wearable Technologies, Knowledge Development, and Learning Conference was held right before the Thanksgiving holiday at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Researchers and attendees came from all over the world to hear dynamic presentations and have valuable discussions on … Continued

Is there such a thing as feminist technology?

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Shivani Rekha Guptam, a Program Associate for Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT), poses the question — “Is there such as thing as feminist technology?”Shivani Rekha Gupta is a Program Associate for Feminist Approach to Technology (FAT). A …

Google Earth VR Takes Virtual Reality Global

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Most people probably saw this coming once Google Maps started offering 3-D maps of certain parts of larger cities, but now we have Google Earth VR. Certain select areas of the Earth are offered in virtual realty for HTC Vive users. The Vive is…

Lean Out?

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“Women in tech are the canary in the coal mine. Normally when the canary in the coal mine starts dying you know the environment is toxic and you should get the hell out. Instead, the tech industry is looking at the canary, wondering why it can…

MIT News reports: “Group dynamics of teamwork and internships deter many women in the profession”

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…the article goes on to report the findings from a research report co-authored by Susan Silbey (Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Sociology, and Anthropology at MIT).  

Guess what:  “It turns out gender makes a big difference” and “Informal interactions with peers and everyday sexism in teams and internships are particularly salient building blocks of [gender] segregation.”

Check out the full story here:  MIT News

MIT News




Reflection on LWMOOC3

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at Learning with MOOCs III at the University of Pennsylvania. I missed the first year of the conference, but enjoyed presenting at the second event at Teachers College. Last year’s talk primarily focused on multiple pathways research coming out of the 2014 DALMOOC and I received some good feedback. This year, Matt Crosslin and I presented on multiple pathways/customizable modalities research that also included data from the 2015 HumanMOOC and ongoing work from my for-credit fully-online history courses at the University of Texas at Arlington. Our program session on Multiple Learning Pathways was full of lively discussion and I enjoyed hearing from the other presenters. From the questions, I could glean that most see the value in attempting this level of personalized learning, but simultaneously recognize the challenges. I am excited that I get to continue my research going forward (in particular collaborating with Dragan Gasevic, Nikola Milikic, and Kim Breuer.) For more information on customizable modalities pathways courses, please see Matt’s blog.

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