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Jeffrey Keefer

PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning (Educational Research) ~ Learning and Development Project Manager (Clinical Education) ~ Internet Researcher ~ Adjunct Professor @NYU & @PaceU in New York City.

Research interests cover educational research and interdisciplinarity. I focus on distance and online learning, internet research, digital identity, social learning and social media, networked and technology enhanced learning, threshold concepts and liminal experiences in higher education, teaching and program design in adult and organizational learning, communities of practice, qualitative methodologies, narrative inquiry, and actor-network theory.

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Critical Mass NYC Bike Ride Tonight

I am hoping for nice weather this evening, as I am planning to attend my first Critical Mass ride in Manhattan / NYC this evening. Sponsored (as much as these sort of things can be sponsored) by Time’s Up, it is an opportunity to reclaim the streets for bikes, people, and the joy of [...]

The Time Has Come

The Republican Party, my party, is no more. It has left me. Its focus on Guns, God, and Gays as exemplified in its looking back at a history we never really had, is opposite how I perceive the world. While I do not think the Democrats have everything completely in order (who does, [...]

Facebook’s Flip-Flop / Protest

So, facebook is back to its old and safe (really??) self. The NYTimes reports today that After Protests, Facebook Withdraws Changes in Data Use.

Facebook has changed before (remember their advertising model?), and with so many people using it, they will undoubtedly change again. As I asked yesterday, is Facebook really any different from the [...]

Obama Descriptors

Hope

Trust

Redemption

Honesty

Equality

Fairness

Justice

Collaborative

Dignity

Education

Class

Culture

Style

Eloquence

Confidence

Pride

Change

Barack Obama

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Barack Obama, the Hope We Need Today

Let us wish the best for today’s inauguration and for the new US President elect, Barack Obama (especially for those who have not drunk the Obama Kool-Aid). If ever we need hope for a better future, today is the day.

Given the crowds and the almost unending positive attention today has in the media, [...]