Another live-blogging experience for you … will clean up later. Jeff Hancock from Cornell University — an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and in the Faculty of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. His work is concerned with how information technologies – such as email, instant messaging, and videoconferencing – affect the [...]
The New York Times covered the Ronald McDonald House breastfeeding incident. Personally, I’m still not comfortable with the outcome. McDonalds insists that they support breastfeeding, and that she can nurse wherever she is, as long as she is “sensitive” to other people. In almost every case I can imagine, the benefit goes to the baby [...]
Service-learning—and it’s companion community-based research—is based on the idea that coursework is relevant to real-world communities. Rather than assigning students hypothetical tasks in a laboratory environment, local organizations are incorporated into the curriculum to provide a grounded context for educational projects. In return, the community partners receive free labor and the outcomes of the student work. I guest blog on the subject for Monroe County Councilperson Sophia Travis.