About a year and a half ago, I launched a ‘reading list’ feature on this site in an effort to expand folks’ perspectives on technology in education. With a focus on highlighting news stories that were off the beaten path, I committed to taking a take a few extra steps in my own workflow to share with people who might have a personal or professional curiosity in the field (i.e., people like you). While the term ‘filter bubble‘ wasn’t in my lexicon at the time, it was decidedly an effort to help burst some of those bubbles with respect to news and writing about technology in and for education.
It seemed to work terrifically from a technical/workflow perspective, until it didn’t. The (paid) service I relied on to automate my workflow grew increasingly unreliable – and after some not insubstantial heartburn – I pulled the plug on the whole thing.
Today, I’m pleased to announce the return of the reading list feature to my site.
As compared to others, I am more likely to tag local/regional and state-specific news stories, in-depth policy analysis, open resources (OER, open source software tools, open data, open access, etc.), pragmatic critiques of technology use, and – increasingly – stories focused on some aspect of online and digital civil liberties.** I’ll make no apologies for the eclectic nature of what I tag on my reading list. At the same time, it’s not the list for you if you are looking for cat GIFs. Note: I am not in the business of making endorsements of products and services and do not accept paid placements, ads, or sponsored content.
Should my curation of writing relevant to education and technology be of interest to you, consider subscribing to new posts as I intend to archive the most interesting pieces. A sign-up form can be currently found on the upper right hand column of every page on this site. In the mean time, please do take a look at some of what I’m reading and let me know what you think.
** There are many important causes, and I resonate to this one. Please consider learning more about the issue and supporting the work of organizations engaged in the cause, including: Center for Democracy and Technology, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Free Software Foundation, Open Source Initiative, and Sunlight Foundation.