Allergies in the Digital Age

So about 10-15yrs ago I discovered that I have some strange allergy that to date, no doctor has been able to diagnose or remedy fully. All I know is, during summers in the US, there are times that my skin reacts to the sun in such a way that it burns. It does not happen […]

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Brain Drain

Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash The brain drain concept, which has become a crying foul especially by African governments, is in many ways antiquated and rife with inaccuracies. The nature of work has changed over the years due to advancing technology, such that one can be based in Namibia and still working to contribute to your country […]

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CIES African Diaspora SIG Emerging Scholar Award

At the 2019 Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) conference in San Francisco, I was honoured to received the 2019 CIES African Diaspora SIG Emerging Scholar Award, along with Dr. Stacey Ault of Sacramento University, Dr. Anthony Briggs of Oakland University and Dr. Travis Bristol of University of California Berkley. Below are my remark/note of […]

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Are we talking about the same thing?

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 […]

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On conversations

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 […]

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Reflections on the CIES Conference Part 2

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 […]

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