A Coming Luddite Rebellion Among Educators?

In the early 19th century, textile artisans in England became displaced by new machinery and low-skilled workers. Groups rebelled by┬áburning mills, damaging machinery, sending death threats, even fighting with British Continue Reading →

The Luddvocate: Why Your Convictions Matter in the Digital World

At Educase 2006, Georgia Nugent, the then president of Kenyon College gave a talk on “The Tower of Google.” You used to be able to listen to┬áthe entire talk here, Continue Reading →

Neil Postman and Media Ecology

Here is an older lecture from Neil Postman, presenting to the faculty and students at Calvin College. It is part 1 of 7. If the first part catches your interest, Continue Reading →

Stepping Away from the Buzz

For the past two years, we had an Emachine desktop computer with a fan as loud as…well, as loud as a fan (ceiling fan?). Given that we have a couple Continue Reading →