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Ritzer, George; Jandric, Petar; Hayes, Sarah – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
In the year that George Ritzer publishes the ninth edition of "The McDonaldization of Society," moving his famous theory firmly "Into the Digital Age," critical educator Petar Jandric and sociologist Sarah Hayes invited George to a dialogue on the digital transformation of McDonaldization and its critical application to Higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Global Approach, Consumer Economics
McHaney, Roger – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
Two seismic forces beyond our control--the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus--are shaping what Roger McHaney calls "The New Digital Shoreline" of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Edmundson, Mark – Arts Education Policy Review, 2009
In this article, the author discusses how today's student generation has a spectacular hunger for life and more life. They want to study, travel, make friends, make more friends, read everything (superfast), take in all the movies, listen to every hot band, keep up with everyone they've ever known. They live to multiply possibilities. The author…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Well Being, College Students, Role of Education
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Dyehouse, Jeremiah; Pennell, Michael; Shamoon, Linda K. – College Composition and Communication, 2009
Reflecting the digital turn in composition studies, multimedia writing courses have become commonplace in many writing programs. Yet these technology-rich courses take on new significance when located within a rhetorically based writing major, especially as a core course. This article explores a developing writing and rhetoric major through…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Course Content, Writing Instruction, Multimedia Instruction
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O'Dowd, R.; Waire, P. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2009
In this article we examine how instructors make decisions about task design in telecollaboration and the factors that influence these decisions during the actual implementation of the tasks. We begin with a review of the recent literature of online intercultural exchanges to identify and describe a typology of 12 different types of tasks and task…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Teacher Collaboration, Assignments