Technology and Teaching

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MOOC mania has bitten the dust. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were expected to fundamentally change higher education. Clarissa Shen, Vice President of MOOC giant Udacity, recently conceded that ... Read More


Emulate. The word is often used instead of “copy” or “imitate.” In education, copying is discouraged and often punished. Originality is encouraged and rewarded. Emulation, in my view, is pivot... Read More


I do not consider myself a writer, but I do write. Many find writing difficult. So do I. I love it despite its difficulties. I love it because of its difficulties. Flannery O’Connor says, “I write... Read More

Why I Research

In a recent LA Times Op-Ed Naomi Riley bemoaned academic research in the California State University system. The CSU, she argued, is a “teaching university;” why is the CSU faculty engaging in res... Read More