2 months ago
Hui Soo, Gary and I recently got our paper, Social Media of African Immigrant Youth: Implications for Educators, accepted for publication in the Journal of Multicultural Education's special issue on Digital Lives and Multicultural Education. The paper will be published in their fall issues. Here is the abstract:Despite their growing numbers and influence, there is limited research on African immigrant youth in the U.S. The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine the multiple identities that first and 1.5 generation African immigrant college students en...
3 months ago
One of the potential research projects I want to tackle in the coming months is on immigrant students (and maybe refugee students) and how they direct their own learning. There is an often held belief that children of immigrants (especially first generation) often have high academic attainment. The phenomenon, dubbed the “immigrant paradox,” looks at some of its underlying reasons such as grit and motivation. However, Professor Cynthia Feliciano at UC Irvine argues that there is a more compelling reason for immigrant student success: that immigrants simply work their way into the social cla...
9 months ago
I am attending the 2016 Social Good Summit at the 92nd Street Y. The summit is a "two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world." I was able to secure a Digital Media Pass (thanks to EdLab). The summit is the precursor to the UN General Assembly week.
10 months ago
This slideshow highlights some of the most "exquisite" libraries across the world. It seems there is still some magic around libraries that continues to capture the imagination.
a year ago
Several years ago, I blogged about the how Internet Explorer (IE) was still surprisingly the most actively used browser in the world. At that time, it seemed IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari had a monopoly on all browsers. However, in an age where users demand more of and from technology, they are growing increasingly tired of browser limitations. This
a year ago
It seems the demise of the public library has been greatly exaggerated. According to this piece in the NY Times, public libraries have reemerged to serve a host of needs and activities that range from coding, sewing and how to effectively use social media for business. As we also continue to think about the future of libraries, especially with the opening of the Learning Theater on the horizon, I wonder what lessons and ideas we might draw from what ...
a year ago
High school students all across the country are currently preparing to take the SATs later this Spring. The College Board, overseers of the SATs, recently made changes to the exam. Curious about how well you will do on the new SATs? Try it out here.
a year ago
I’ve been contemplating about ditching my high rise chair to strictly standing in order to remain somewhat physically “active” at work. According to Forbes, recent studies have found that using a standing desk provides the brain with boost by increasing focus and memory. ...
a year ago
In the spirit of the holidays, folks might enjoy this inspiring piece on New Orleans. It highlights the city's resilience following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and how that resilience (among other things) have led to a booming and thriving startup culture. The saints are indeed marching on.
2 years ago
In several of my policy courses, few topics have generated passions on both sides as much as discussions on race based consideration in college admissions and the labor market. The US Supreme Court just started hearing arguments in yet another case involving race based consideration, this time at the University of Texas-Austin. The issue at hand is whether Texas’ use of race in their admissions process violates the 14th amendment’s equal protection c...