I’m a current math ed doctoral student at SUSE but I have something of a double life around here. My scholarly pursuits include a lot of blogging, Tweeting, and RSS reading. I’ll give a talk on math education to a small group, film it, and put it online where it’s viewed by more people than read some of the journals in my field, people who comment on it, critique it, and improve my ideas. There doesn’t seem to be any room for that kind of scholarship or peer engagement in higher ed, which has sought out the same indicators of status for — what? — centuries. I’m taking this course, then, in no small part to figure out if I have a future within education’s digital future and what that might be.