Monthly Archives: January 2007

83 posts

Goodman’s “Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilisations” reviewed

by Diarmaid MacCulloch. “Original spin” is a very positive review, albeit with perhaps more modern analgies than Goodman might have intended or than some will find necessary. The final part of Goodman’s book expounds his theory of a tragic accident: a mixture of happenstance and narrowly cynical political calculation which depressingly foreshadows George W Bush and Tony Blair stumbling into the Iraq catastrophe. The crux of his argument is that although Emperor Vespasian chose to […]

Susan Wise Bauer On Slippery Slopes, the Blogosphere, and (oh, yes) Women

Excellent article. Be sure to read it all. On Slippery Slopes, the Blogosphere, and (oh, yes) Women – Books & Culture “Slippery slope” is actually the name of a logical fallacy, described by Aristotle, in which a series of events is traced back to an earlier event without any proven causation. I can’t possibly be the only evangelical who thinks that it’s odd that a logical fallacy should become the chosen metaphor of evangelicals whose […]

On the road!

So, ELI is over now. I will be heading to the ATL airport shortly and then home! I have missed some snow but my weather widget tells me there will be more later in the week. It was a very good conference. I learned a good amount about educational technology, met great people (including some Apple folks!), and have been inspired in a few areas. I even managed to finish a book proposal in the […]

ELI: A Wider World: Youth, Privacy, and Social Networking Technologies

Tracy Mitrano, Director of IT Policy and Computer Policy and Law Program, Cornell University Anita Rho, Student, Cornell University Abstract Facebook represents a growing number of applications that provide communication, connection, and community building among users, so please bring your laptop to this session for an introduction to this cool new tool! We will learn how to create an account, make “friends” (connections with others you know or would like to know who share common […]

ELI: The Millennium Student: And Now, Evidence for the Millennial Instructor!

Carl F. Berger, Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Abstract Research on students and faculty and differences in the use of technology in teaching and learning at the University of Michigan show how a new millennial instructor is emerging, sometimes resembling the millennium student, and sometimes the traditional faculty member, but most often unique. Are we ready for the implications of this new teacher? Side note: Tom Brady (of the Pats) was one […]

The Sun Online – Bizarre: Cruise ‘is Christ’ of Scientology

The Sun Online – Bizarre: Cruise ‘is Christ’ of Scientology TOM Cruise is the new “Christ” of Scientology, according to leaders of the cult-like religion. The Mission: Impossible star has been told he has been “chosen” to spread the word of his faith throughout the world. And leader David Miscavige believes that in future, Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus for his work to raise awareness of the religion. My question is, if Jesus were […]

ELI: Teaching Learners to Take Charge of Their Education: Small Pieces, Loosely Joined

Martha Burtis, Acting Director, Division of T & L Technologies, University of Mary Washington Steven A. Greenlaw, Professor of Economics, University of Mary Washington Gerald Slezak, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Mary Washington Session convener: W. Gardner Campbell, Professor of English, University of Mary Washington Abstract This presentation explores the design of a first-year seminar that used Web 2.0 tools to create a learning culture where students are self-motivated and engaged. Blogs, wikis, RSS aggregators, […]