Professional Organizations

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Next Meeting: Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 10-13, 2010 Plan: I’m presenting 3 pieces of research in a paper symposium at the upcoming meeting. Previous Meetings Publications Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Next Meeting: Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 31 – April 2, 2011. Deadline for Submissions: …

The ghost of Jimi

This is perhaps a curious debut post for my blog, but it’s these types of things that I think about during a 70 mile (one-way) commute. I hope that this blog would provide encouragement and interesting ideas for those interested (and/or immersed) in higher education and educational technology. I make no promises. At it’s broadest …

Obsession

I caught the tail end of a very interesting PBS “American Masters” special on Jerry Robbins (of West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, and Gypsy fame to name a few) last night. I had previously no knowledge of the man, and I consider myself less than an expert on Broadway musicals and ballet. Yet …

Bombasity

I am unable to confirm whether bombasity is an actual word. It’s not in the dictionary proper, but a Google search yields 986 hits so I trust it will eventually become a part of our vernacular, because Google is knowledge. I do know that bombasity has very little to do with Shaggy (for the Mr. …

tech, change, me

[This was written for an assignment of sorts and, as a result, is long, somewhat pedantic, and self-indulgent — all being requisites.] As a developmentalist and someone who is deeply interested in technology and learning, I think that technology is changing humans in important ways (e.g., psychosocial development, identity development, cognition, etc). Over the past …