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?
Technology and the self
What happened when I made my students turn off their phones
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?