Joelle Renstrom
Science/Tech Writer and Writing Instructor, Freelance / Boston University

Joelle Renstrom is a writer whose work has appeared in Slate, The Guardian, and the Daily Beast. She is the author of the essay collection Closing the Book: Travels in Life, Loss, and Literature (2015). She teaches writing and research at Boston University, and blogs about the relationship between science and science fiction at Could This Happen?

Written by Joelle Renstrom

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Essay/
Information and communication
And their eyes glazed over

My college students are never entirely present in class, addicted to texts and tech. Is there any hope left for learning?

Joelle Renstrom