Surveillance Capitalism and Education

This question of providing value in exchange for adjustments in that variable term privacy is central to the challenges and changes facing society and subsequently, higher education. We are seeing a deep shift that is variously termed the Digital Wealth System (Toffler/Toffler), the Second Machine Age (Brynjolfsson/McAfee), or the Fourth Industrial Revolution(Schwab). Continue Reading →

First Roads Lead to Rome

As a green young seminarian, I had the good fortune to be allowed to join my classmates in the University of Dallas tradition of having the sophomore class spend one semester at the UD Rome campus. It is a semester that is organized for travel. While we had to carry a full fifteen credit hour load, the term was skewed in organization such that we banked extra class time at the beginning and four-day weekends at the end. Continue Reading →