Author: wiobyrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

Humans and Algorithms Work Together

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #366. I posted the following this week. Unleash the Power of Computational Thinking in Higher Education to Address Wicked Problems – This past week I presented twice with some great colleagues at TLTCon 2023. This first session focused on computational thinking (CT) and connections to addressing wicked problems in our…

Slow Poisons

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #365. I posted the following this week. When you know better, do better: Developing Anti-Racist, Digitally Literate Educators through Critical Media Literacy – Together with a great set of colleagues, we’ve been exploring the possible intersections between anti-racism and digital literacies. Here’s the second manuscript we just sent out. Please subscribe…

Wasting Time

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #364. I posted the following this week. The Power and Perils of Generative AI in Education: What You Need to Know – This week I sat in on a webinar organized by the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. The video for this wide ranging…

Privacy Is Relative

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #363. I posted the following this week. 4 ways that AI can help students – I’ve wanted to write for The Conversation for some time. I finally broke through with this post on AI and futures in education. How Will AI Impact the Job of Educators? – In this post I…

Mysteries, Facts, Numbers, and Data

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #362. I posted the following this week. What is your why? – It is important for you to know your why as you identify options for college and career. This is especially true for folks interested in education. This post shares insight on finding…and sharing your why. Rethinking academic rigor…

A Particularly Troublesome Cocktail

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #361. I’ve been working on some stuff in the background. More to come soon. 🙂 Please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show up in your inbox. I’m also posting the newsletter to Substack for a bit. Reach out and say hello at hello@digitallyliterate.net. Timothee Chalamet replaced by…

Emotional Intelligence

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #360. Back at it again. For the last couple of weeks, I was in Ireland for a study abroad class that I help facilitate. I posted the following this week: The Role of AI in Online Reading Comprehension: A New Literacies Perspective – I take a look back at the…

Naive Realism

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #359. I posted the following this week: Watching AI Virtual Assistants Grow Up – This post shares let’s look at how GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) has evolved over the last decade in order to figure out where it could/should go. Please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show…

Subtle Cues

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #358. I posted the following this week: The Challenges of Becoming a Manager vs. Maker in the Age of AI – This post shares some of my thinking about the balance between making and managing as we go to work with AI virtual assistants. Moving From Search to Answers With…

Didn’t Stop to Think if They Should

Hello all, welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #357. I posted the following this week: Making Sense of ChatGPT and GPT-3 – I’ve been thinking about this topic for some time, and I finally started writing things down and sharing. This is the first post. Make Your Next Conference Proposal a Smash Hit with an AI…