Smith versus Rock

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello Live TV still has the potential to surprise I asked students in my social media class at Franklin College to write an opinion piece answering a series of questions concerning the Will Smith slap at the Academy Awards. I was most interested to see how they reacted to an event many of […]

Good Intentions Gone Haywire

Social media started with high ideals. What happened? Social media are truly a societal phenomenon. Who would have thought America Online and MySpace would evolve into Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and TikTok? Now, with billions of users around the world, social media platforms have grown so powerful they influence national elections, facilitate violence and divide people […]

The times, they are a changin’

Teaching in the throes of the pandemic Today, many educators are struggling with the whipsawed, topsy-turvy world of teaching every student in every grade, including college and graduate school, in the clouded atmosphere of the pandemic. While a migration to online learning has been occurring for quite some time, the acceleration to virtual platform instruction […]