Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D.

Living at the intersections of education, technology, leadership, and policy.



Storytelling with Educational Data

A little more context beyond that Twitter conversation: This summer, I am teaching two sections of the same course in our Ed.D. program1. The course is titled, “Communicating Research Findings,” though that is probably not the perfect name. The course… Continue Reading →

Data/Information + Security/Privacy: Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

[NOTE: I was honored to be asked by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP) to be a presenter at the School Law Institute of their annual conference. The Institute was on Sunday and I am posting the text… Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 05/13/17 #365project 

I wrote about the ransomware attack that crippled hospitals—for the NYT. We're headed for disaster. Time to step up. — zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) May 14, 2017 Tonight, my wife and I saw the Circle. I’d read the book… Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 2/2/17 #365project So, Audrey Watters becomes the first person to earn a 2nd tweet of the day from me. No surprise, really, since of Audrey Watters, I am a big fan. Today, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing Audrey again,… Continue Reading →

Making sense of last night’s nonsense

When the going gets tough… I get reading. That’s how I cope and it’s how I spent much of my day today. In fact, I think I read everything on the Internet about the election. What follows is not my… Continue Reading →

The fuzzy math of online learning enrollments

How many students are currently taking online courses? How many online programs does the university offer? How many students are enrolled in online programs? These are the kinds of questions those of us in the world of online learning are… Continue Reading →

This week in learning innovation – 12.07.14

[This is the latest in a series of weekly posts chronicling examples of learning innovation that come across my Web radar. All of the weekly posts are tagged as twili.] Looks like this isn’t quite a “weekly” series. I certainly aspire to… Continue Reading →

Learning, Analytics, Assessment, Big Data, etc.

I finally watched Moneyball last night. I read the Michael Lewis book pretty much the day it hit the stores, but hadn’t seen the movie until last night (#ParentingIsHard). Watching the movie came at a particularly interesting moment for me. I’ve… Continue Reading →

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