The Cost of Education

Last night, I entered into a spirited discussion about the importance of higher education with Adam Pennenberg and Noah Robischon, the executive editor of FastCompany.com. Here were our thoughts on the Cost of Education. I used Storify, a software application that allows you to easily aggregate conversations online, to capture what we said. It should…

Too Much Leaving

  Today there is too much leaving. I will return. They will not. I am glad that I had the chance to know them, briefly. They all change me in ways I’ll never fully understand. There is simply too much today, which is a feeling only a teacher can know. It is the beginning of…

An Open Letter to My Students: You Remind Me

Dear Students, I don’t know where the world finds you now. I’ve been teaching just long enough that you are now scattered about the Earth, engaging in what I can only hope are memorable and amazing shenanigans although I’ve been around long enough to know that’s wishful thinking. Life has a funny way of knocking…

Johnny Rocktober

Coming to a theater near you: the story of a teacher who used to Awesome Power of Blowin’ It Up to change the world.

(In fairness, this is a joke between Megan and I. It’s likely funny only to us. But this is my blog, my alter-ego and my made-up feel good movie of…

An Introduction to Ethics

The new curriculum means I won’t be teaching Media Ethics anymore, which saddens me. It was my favorite class. Alivia Bryak, one of my current students, created this introduction to my course by pulling from my syllabus, my open week’s lectures and other pearls of wisdom. This is a fairly good overview of what students…

The 3d Battle Expands to Ball State

Yesterday, an epic battle waged in the blogosphere between the MINjas of Northern Kentucky University and me. Today, that battle has spilled over to Ball State University. My graduate assistant Rhett Umphress joins the fray with this video: The Bradpocalypse.

“Bots for the Win, Bitches” (84 of 90)

There is a war going on right now. Okay, it’s not a war. Really, it’s April in academia and everyone is stressed beyond belief. This generally results in two things: very long nights and extremely strange behavior. For the nerds, this behavior manifests itself in this way. Some former students found a 3d movie-making website,…