Here I put down things I am thinking about, reading, writing and researching. Often these are unfiltered thoughts and works in progress. In other words, my thoughts & ideas are perpetually under construction.
We do not live in a #post-fact or #post-truth-society. We should really stop normalizing this sentiment!! If we know something to be a lie or false, let’s call it that instead of coming up with catch phrases to rationalize and become comfortable with – well….it’s true enough. There is plenty of evidence throughout history – […]
– the ICREATE Lab – International & Comparative Research on Education And TEchnology Lab This is a page for research group and will be updated soon.
Positionality I am Namibian by birthright and citizenship. I was born in Windhoek, and spent my formative years growing up in Ongandjera. I graduated from high school in New York from the United Nations International School (UNIS). All my degrees are from universities in Pennsylvania, USA and I am currently an assistant professor at Oklahoma […]
The discourse of and around Learning, Design & Technology fascinates me. I am specifically referring to words that are sometimes taken as a given, globally understood and accepted when discussing education and technology. These conversations often remind me of a scene from the movie Rush Hour. I am interested shared meanings and understandings words that […]
I am concerned about the conversations we have the conversations we do not have and the conversations we are not having I am concerned about the student who is growing up as a victim the student who is being convinced by conversations that he is the victimizer I am concerned for the black child who […]
View image | gettyimages.com CIES and Special Interest Groups During the CIES SIGs open houses a gentleman came to our table (the Indigenous Knowledge and the Academy – IKA), and remarked “I’m a member of your SIG. I registered and paid your dues”….I responded jokingly, ‘welcome home’…He asked “What can you do for me? What […]
View image | gettyimages.com A CIES Divide The Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference just wrapped up (CIES 2015 – Washington, D.C. – March 8-13) and I’m left with making sense of my time there. I had a great time at the conference and learned a lot. I remain convinced that CIES is an association […]
Design Experiments in Educational Research by Cobb, P., diSessa, A., Lehrer, R., Schauble, L. (2003) In this article Cobb et al., explain the ideal characteristics, context and what is involved in “conducting a design experiment”. Design experiments are not only empirically ways of tuning what works; rather they exist to develop humble theories that target […]
Someone remarked recently that the only way to keep a secret is to keep it to yourself, meaning that the minute you say ‘something’ to another, the risk of that ‘something’ being share with others increases exponentially. Similarly, in today’s age of wide information availability, the question of ‘is privacy dead?’ is often posed because […]