About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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I filled out a survey for my Blackboard use for Oregon State today. There wasn’t a single question about alternatives to Blackboard. Not one. The survey pretty much naturalized Blackboard. So I mentioned open source alternatives in each and every … Continue reading
â€¢ Metaspencer links to this master’s thesis on blogging in classrooms. I’ll have to read it sometime soon. â€¢ Steven Krause links to Cory Doctorow’s 17 Tips For Getting Bloggers To Write About You. Good tips for people with websites … Continue reading
Michael Bugeja’s recent article at IHE, “Harsh Realities About Virtual Ones”, attempts to find fault in current uses of technologies at universities, laying the blame on our drive for “engagement” for various problems: rising tuition, a new digital divide, corporate … Continue reading