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Notorious Pedagogues: Special Miniseries on Going Virtual

Dr. Pauline Schmidt , my co-teacher, co-author, and all around collaborator, and I have started a special miniseries of our regular podcast Notorious Pedagogues called " Going Virtual ." Here's a list of the most recent miniseries episodes. Visit the podcast site  to listen in. Episode 1: The Heart of Teaching Episode 2: Caring for our Students Episode 3: Thinking thru Tools Episode 4: Zoom Zoom Episode 5: SAMR Shmamer Episode 6: TPACK Episode 7: To Sync or Not to Sync Episode 8: Flexibility is Key - Interview with Maria M-T

Call for Chapter Proposals: Teaching Heidegger

Teaching Heidegger: Learning, Thinking, Being Access the Full CFP here  (pdf) I am seeking chapter proposals for a proposed book with working title  Teaching Heidegger: Learning, Thinking, Being , hopefully to be published by Rowman & Littlefield as part of the  New Heidegger Research  series, edited by Gregory Fried and Richard Polt. I am looking for chapters by philosophers, educators, and other thinkers/researchers who draw on Heidegger’s thought. I am continually struck by William Lovitt’s (1977) introductory comments to The Question Concerning Technology: Heidegger is primarily a teacher. He does not wish to travel alone and then report what he has seen, nor does he wish to go as a guide merely pointing out objects along the road.  He wishes the reader to accompany him on the way, to participate with him, and even to begin to build his own way through thinking,and not merely to hear about what it is or should be . (p. xvi, emphasis added) It is in this spirit that wa

Pedagogy in dialogue: Interpreting Heidegger as teacher

IHSRC 2018: International Human Science Research Conference Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC Presentation Slides Text of the presentation

First half of 2018 scholarly work

Conferences, Presentations: Kruger-Ross, M. (June 2018). Pedagogy in dialogue: Interpreting Heidegger as teacher. International Human Science Research Conference, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Kruger-Ross, M. (May 2018). Teaching Heidegger: A conversation in community. Paper presented at the Annual Heidegger Circle Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. Kruger-Ross, M. (March 2018). Positioning Enframing: Heidegger’s Bremen Lectures and His Philosophy of Technology. Paper presented at the North Texas Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. Publications: Kruger-Ross, M. (2018). Reclaiming our Assumptions at the Intersection of Technology, Learning and Equity. Texas EdReview. Kruger-Ross, M. (in preparation). Assessment, evaluation, and the lived experience of online learning. In Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Online Learning Programs. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Summer 2017 Reading List (Aug 7 update)

I posted my Summer reading list on June 7 , but here's an updated version: Newly in process:  Giant of the Senate, Al Franken  Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), David Sedaris I Dissent: Great Opposing Opinions in Landmark Supreme Court Cases, Mark Tushnet Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Lauren Oyler Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson STILL In process: Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall  Imagination & Education, Kieran Egan & Dan Nadaner (Eds.) (re-read)  Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel  The Phenomenology of Life, Hans Jonas  Ponderings II–VI: Black Notebooks 1931–1938, Heidegger  Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism, Ron Suskind (re-read)  Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O’Neil  To read: Reduction and Givenness, Jean-Luc Marion  Narrative in Teaching, Learning & Research, McEwan & Egan (Eds.

Re-Imagining Online Teaching & Learning: A Cognitive Tools Approach

I regularly teach an online graduate courses for educators on teaching and learning online. Unfortunately, almost every version of the course that I’ve taught or seen begins with the assumption that we can take what we know about teaching in the physical classroom and directly apply it to the online environment. The best versions of this type of class acknowledge that you cannot just copy and paste from the face-to-face to the digital. What’s more, most (if not all) approaches to understanding online teaching and learning rarely consider what conception of education is being assumed. Read more at educationthatinspires.ca : http://www.educationthatinspires.ca/2017/07/04/re-imagining-online-teaching-learning-a-cognitive-tools-approach/

Upcoming talks and presentations (Fall 2017)

Kruger-Ross, M. (October 2017). Ruminations from the Gutter: Heidegger’s Testament on Teaching in the De-Nazification Hearings. Paper presented at the Society for Phenomenology & the Human Sciences Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee. Kruger-Ross, M. (August 2017). “You just have to feel it”: A phenomenological reflection on teacher buy-in and breakdowns with educational technologies. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.