Agency and Algorithms

Meaningful Online Learning

How is learning made different by new technologies?

Break out some simple characteristics by "then" and "now".



The web we lost

The web we fell in love with

Technology is not neutral



Missed opportunities


Trailing edge technologies


"...the perfect place to post my current thoughts"

Users drive innovation

Student-created environments

Can we do that?
Should we be doing that?

"reverse-engineered something beautiful
 into a tool of mass surveillance and oppression"

"manipulate online discourse and
activism to generate desirable outcomes"

Acxiom, Corelogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID Analytics, Intelius, PeekYou, Rapleaf, and Recorded Future.   

Go mobile!

"They see everything, they’re aware of our position, our relationship to other human beings and other robots, they mediate an information stream around us."

“...they try to bring the online
 rules into the offline world.”

" prey"
"The theme of the architecture
is nature versus technology
and bringing the outside in."

“One half is stupid, and
the other half is stupid.”

Security theatre

Student attitudes