Commit Your Own Crime
Design By Any Other Name…
Committing Our Own Crime: COVID, Teachers Designing, Problem Finding, Personal Growth. (note the FOUR terms after the colon, Sarah. 😉) I am building on some of my dissertation research on teachers and design. I recently submitted an article on “seeing indeterminacy”–that designers work in spaces with many possible solutions, and recognizing these possibilities is key […]
I was having a Slack chat with Punya Mishra yesterday and we began discussing different phrases that include “design”. Both of us like to go a bit against the grain, thinking critically about common terms and phrases. For example, we once gave a conference presentation entitled “Why Design Thinking Sucks (in Education),” where we listed […]
Playing with Alien Intelligence
I am in the process of conceptualizing a research study on systems design and change, using the case of our efforts to promote technology infusion in teacher education at NMSU. My co-investigators and I are planning an initial session with diverse stakeholders in teacher education, similar to a design charrette. As of now, the goals […]
Welcome to the world of generative AI. Actually, you’ve already been living in it–but its presence is becoming such that soon you will not be able to ignore it. A month or so ago, I attended a faculty professional development session on ChatGPT. The big question was how do we prevent students from cheating with […]
CRP at AECT!
Exploring TXg Slides EdTechnica Learn more about EdTechnica at SITE 2023: Read the paper and view the slides. PDF download of Slides
Teaching, Learning, Technology + Social Justice
I’m at AECT in Las Vegas sharing some thoughts about how to apply Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP) to design crits. Here’s some resources!
Of Design, Agency, and Blenders
Another term, another reflection on teaching, learning, and technology. This time I add a social justice perspective.
Bing Crosby, Design, and Meaning Making
Through my blender-fixing experience, I gained a deeper understanding of what Dr. Clapp means by maker empowerment and how I could increase agency by tinkering with the things around me.
AECT: Responsive Professional Development
Note: This post was cross-posted on talkingaboutdesign.com. Thanks to Amanda Riske for her excellent editorial review! Over the past few weeks, I have revitalized my crush on the RadioLab podcast–specifically the currently airing series “Mixtape.” I was hooked from the first episode, Dakou, when host and producer Simon Adler starts the series describing the introduction of the Walkman to a […]
Today I presented a paper I wrote about how design principles informed the work I did for my dissertation–a responsive professional development program that ended up having to respond to COVID-19 school closures. The result was an unexpected stress test for the design principles. The figure below outlines the theoretical structure of the program, with […]