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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…

Revamping Salvation

Hello all, welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #356. I worked on some stuff behind the scenes, but I did pop up in a quick video chat with the OAC (Obnoxious Academics Consortium) as we all talked about ChatGPT, AI Chatbots and Human versus Machine-Assisted Writing. Please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show…

Growing In The Shade

Hello all, welcome to Digitally Literate, issue #355. I posted the following since we last saw each other: Gamify Your Learning Process With Habitica – As part of my class on gaming and gamergate, I’m having students use Habitica (a habit-focused role playing game) to keep track of habits and daily goals, as well as…

Things Fall Apart

Hey all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #354. Welcome to 2023! I took some time away for the holiday season and I’m excited to get started on some new initiatives. I posted the following since we last saw each other: Wicked Problems – Many important societal problems are neither simple nor easily solved; they are wicked…

Magic Wells

Hey all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #353. This past week was spent mostly at my physical therapist, having some RICE, and a lot of pain in my right thigh, glutes, and leg in general. At some point, I had some sort of injury or trauma to the region and everything locked up. All of the…

Culture Jamming

Hey all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #352. Last week I attended the LRA 2022 Conference in Tempe, Arizona. As part of this, I presented in multiple sessions. I included some of materials for these below. I also serve as one of the e-editors for the organization’s website. Our first story (publication or blog post) went…

Taking Shortcuts

Hey all. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #351. Last week I worked on the following: Taming the Digital Dragon – Last week I presented at the 2022 Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). In this session, I discuss the challenges I have with using the terms addiction and detox to describe…

Online Murmurations

Welcome back. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #350. Please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show up in your inbox. Reach out and say hello at hello@digitallyliterate.net. Watch on YouTube Flight of the Starlings: Watch This Eerie but Beautiful Phenomenon This short film by Jan van IJken was shot in the Netherlands, and it…

Which Side Is Playing You?

Welcome back. Here’s Digitally Literate, issue #349. Please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show up in your inbox. Reach out and say hello at hello@digitallyliterate.net. Watch on YouTube Make INCREDIBLE Backgrounds With a TV! I love Caleb Pike and the DSLR Video Shooter YouTube channel. I’ve used (and shared) his previous video…