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This is the first in a series of posts on DigLibArts 2020 Initiative (#dla2020) in support of sustainable innovation in the liberal arts. It is cross-posted
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Ubiquitous technology challenges us to ponder and practice the values that motivate us as individuals and unite us as a community.
Digital technology can isolate us. With headphones in place, screens held up to our eyes, and thoughts far away from the present moment, we can ignore the person sitting next to us. Focused on recording a moment for posterity (or, at least, Instagram), we take photos of our food while we forget to enjoy its flavor. Intent on achieving the next level of a game, we neglect those we love.... Read More | Share it now!
What should a 21st century college graduate know? What should she be able to do? Why?... Read More | Share it now!
Call for Applications ... Read More | Share it now!
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Patrick Kellycooper ’16, Best Senior Symposia at the WSP dinner. Pic: @profrehn[/caption]
I’m excited that the Whittier Scholars Program here at Whittier College has just launched the beta version (or maybe alpha…) of our new ePortfolio system! This digital hub for Whittier Scholars will be rolled out over the next two years.... Read More | Share it now!
I had a wonderful time presenting tonight at the opening dinner for the Consortium. (My first keynote. So glad it’s over, and that you all kindly laughed at the jokes.) Thanks so much to Susan Barnes Whyte for the invitation, and to Richard Ekman for the opportunity. Here are my slides. Please get in touch if you have any questions. I’m always reachable on Twitter: @profrehn.... Read More | Share it now!
Lisa Hager, Caitlin Kelly, and I will be talking about Digital Pedagogy at the British Women Writers Conference in Athens, GA on Friday June 3. Visit Lisa’s blog for the panel abstract and everyone’s slides.... Read More | Share it now!
Click on any course below for detailed descriptions of Fall 2016 English Department courses.... Read More | Share it now!
It is a commonplace of academic life that we all need to learn to say “no” to requests and opportunities. The ability to determine our own priorities is a great privilege–one that not all of us are lucky enough to have. I am, therefore, grateful to know that I can turn down invitations. However, I rarely actual do.... Read More | Share it now!
In January, I was invited by AACU to offer a brief, TED-style talk about how and why to Tweet from the annual meeting. The talk was great fun, as Twitter has radically changed my conference experience over the past years.... Read More | Share it now!
Last month (during the epic Snowzilla), Maha Bali, Christina Hendricks, Janine DeBaise, and I presented a talk at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting (#aacu16). Maha and I spoke (Maha via Google Hangout) and Christina and Janine contributed writing and ideas in advance. Maha has also recently mentioned the talk in an article for CHE’s Profhacker blog.... Read More | Share it now!