Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches, John Creswell

I am a big fan of John Creswell’s works. I find his research methodology textbooks very practical, to the point, and down right helpful. I already covered some of his works in previous posts namely his popular book Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method Approaches. In this post, I introduce you to another of … Read more

What Is Participatory Culture? Henry Jenkins

I was introduced to Henry Jenkins’ work by my MAEd supervisor at the time, Andrew Manning. Dr Manning shared with me Jenkin’s book Participatory Culture in a Networked Era and encouraged me to read it which I did. A couple of years later Jenkin’s concept of participatory culture made it to my Master thesis and … Read more

New Literacies Examples

New literacies, the topic of today’s book A New Literacies Sampler edited by Colin lankshear and Michele Knobel, is relatively a new movement that appeared a few decades ago. Proponents of this movement include celebrated scholars such Colin Lankshear and Michele Knoble (whom I had the privilege to have in both my MAEd and Doctoral … Read more

You Are Not A Gadget, by Jaron Lanier

You Are not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier is a timely read especially now that artificial technologies are revolutionizing the world wide web. The question Jaron Lanier asked back in the 1980s when he was working on virtual reality, is presciently valid for the current moment: “would people become addicted to virtual reality [replace it … Read more

Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies and Practices

Digital Literacies: Concepts, Policies, and Pracies is a volume edited by Colin Lankshear and Michel Knobel. This is definitely a seminal book for anyone interested in exploring the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of digital literacy. The volume features  a compendium of articles written by internationally reputed authors in the field of digital literacy. Here is … Read more

20 of The Best David Goggins Quotes

The story of David Goggins is a story of resilience, perseverance, and inspiration. As a kid, David experienced all kinds of hardships and struggles including physical abuse, prejudice, and poverty; but not one  of these hardships stopped him from getting himself out of the yoke of misery into the spotlight of fame.  Image credit: Wikimedia.org … Read more

What Is APA Style ? A Very Short Introduction

What Is APA Style? APA stands for the American Psychological Association. APA Style is a “set of guidelines for clear and precise scholarly communication that helps authors, both new and experienced, achieve excellence in writing” (APA, 2020, p. xvii). APA Style is used in different disciplines from psychology to education. It is basically used to … Read more

What Is Critical Discourse Analysis? 20 Seminal Books

When it comes to critical discourse analysis (CDA), there is no better opportune moment  to talk about it than the present one. In an era where fake news and disinformation are rampant, knowing how to critically engage with the machination of language  becomes a required skill  for every learner.  CDA can help with that! One … Read more