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

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

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 →

Are we overthinking general education?

If you know me decently well, you know that I like to watch a lot of TV shows about food. I spend a good deal of time watching a range of Food Network shows of varying quality and value. Thus,… Continue Reading →

WWW = WWW

WWW = World Wide Web WWW = Wild Wild West As I continue my summer of inquiry around distance education policy and practice in higher education, I posit (for now, at least), that for institutions of higher education, the World… Continue Reading →

Distance education pot of gold – a follow-up

Yesterday’s post elicited a couple of comments and an inquiry from a reporter. Rather than respond to comments individually and just email the reporter, I figured I’d put my answers into a follow-up post. Michael Berman’s comment is worth addressing… Continue Reading →

Distance education – pot of gold?

Most public institutions of higher education that I know of are chasing a pot of gold at the end of the distance education rainbow. In other words, in an effort to increase revenue grow enrollment “make higher education more accessible,” these… Continue Reading →

Let’s not harden our schools

The more you whine, the more I assign. This past weekend, we were in the Science Museum of Virginia, in a lab, attending a demonstration of a dissection of a cow’s eye. My son and my daughter sat in the… Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 12/21/17 #365project

This dragged on a bit too long, but please watch and listen to Senator Franken’s speech. Al Franken Rips Trump, GOP In Final Floor Speech: ‘We’re Losing The War For Truth’ https://t.co/miyjdsOqfi pic.twitter.com/HgAmRWRnyS — Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 22, 2017

Tweet of the day – 12/10/17 #365project

There are a lot of things I don’t understand about Trumpism and Trumpism. Chief among them is the parroting of things he says that are demonstrably false. When he says something like “NAFTA is a bad deal…” I can understand… Continue Reading →

Tweet of the day – 12/09/17 #365project

https://twitter.com/mattthomas/status/939655445014343680

Tweet of the day – 12/05/17 #365project

Twitter is free, y’all. RIP Joey pic.twitter.com/UdDBFTyylu — Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) December 5, 2017 and I can't believe this app is still free pic.twitter.com/8expS6AWoq — T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) December 5, 2017

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