My name is Michael, and this is my sixth class in MET. I live in Nova Scotia, where I also grew up. I work in an online writing lab.
Because I’ve worked in the private sector so far and plan to do so for the rest of my career, I’m looking forward to the 522 focus on for-profit and non-profit ventures.
My MET work so far has mainly focused on online writing labs—how online tutorial components can be more effectively used and modified, and also on how new tech such as collaborative document environments can be implemented within synchronous and asynchronous online writing tutoring and instruction.
More broadly, I’m also interested in the practice of textual analysis by corporations, governments and educators—its legal, ethical and financial risks and rewards, implementations, long-term viability, and how its use in the corporate and security fields might intersect with education, whether the use of algorithms to scan Twitter for financial trends, the use of artificial intelligence to grade and assess student papers, or the NSA’s Prism and GCHQ’s Tempora surveillance programs.
Outside of work and school, I spend my time reading, hiking, exploring local islands, snorkeling, beachcombing, canning, and more.
I’m looking forward to working with you!