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.

Frankenstein and Banana

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #391. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. This week, I posted the following: The Flaw in Our Screentime Considerations – Thinking about changes in time-shifting and screen-shifting as we think about the screentime debate. The Paradox of White Racial Resentment: A Review of…

Boomers & Doomers

🔥 Hot off the press! 🔥 Issue #390 of Digitally Literate is here! Dive into the latest insights on education, technology, and the digital landscape. 🌟 After a rejuvenating break, I’m back with fresh perspectives from my travels and family time. Prioritizing mental health and connections is key. ⚖️ Stay ahead of the curve with…

Stocking Ammo

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #389. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. Thank you to all of the folks that reach out and say hey. Special thanks to Donna Alvermann, the real🐐(greatest of all time) for a message of support this past week. Stay tuned for more insights…

The Need for Speed

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #388. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. I’m routinely building and breaking things here in the newsletter. This week, I removed a lot of the clutter to see if it improved readability. I’ve been using some AI to help me streamline my writing…

Journey Into The Self

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #387. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. This week I worked on the following: 🕴️Navigating the “Self” in the Age of AI: A Journey into Generative Horizons – In this post, I unpack some of my thoughts about the self, individuality, and subjectivity…

Between Uncertainty and Well-being

Dia duit a chairde agus a mhuintir. Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #386. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my kids using Duolingo. I’m mastering Irish & rediscovering Spanish. 🇮🇪🇪🇸. This week I worked on the following: 🎙️ Educational Frontiers:…

Habits of Multiple Belonging

Friends, I hope all is well with you and those around you. Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #385. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. This week I worked on a bunch in the background. Elements and Situations The world is full of wicked problems. These are social or…

Be Humble

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #384. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. I shared the following this week: In the era of rapidly advancing technology, computers have become an integral part of our daily lives, revolutionizing the way we work, communicate, and solve problems. However, there are certain…

Navigating Paradoxes

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #383. Your go-to source for insightful content on education, technology, and the digital landscape. Not Hanging Around The Nazi Bar The newsletter platform Substack, known for promoting civility on the internet, is facing criticism for its lax content moderation, which has allowed white supremacist and anti-Semitic content to thrive on…

Negative Capability

Welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #381. I worked on some things in the background this week. https://player.vimeo.com/video/43812946?autoplay=0 Christoph Niemann — Visual Reduction from gestalten on Vimeo. Christoph Niemann: Insecurity Is Essential to Great Design. In this short video from Gestalten, Niemann discusses his philosophy on design, the state of visual language today, his creative process, his adorable non-neuroses, and…