Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

March 22, 2015
by Maha Bali

Secondhand Derrida & Hospitality: postcolonial, communicative & #edtech interpretations

I just started reading about Derrida’s philosophy of hospitality, via a link from Scott Johnson. I have not read Derrida himself, but this article Scott posted in a comment on my blog. The basic idea of the impossible, unachievable unconditional … Continue reading

September 5, 2014
by Maha Bali

Blog til you can’t talk, write til you can’t think without it

Do you ever end a f2f or synchronous conversation (extreme example: thesis defense) and think, “hey wait, can we go back and continue that point about…”? This happens to me ALL THE TIME. Often, I would call the person back … Continue reading

April 6, 2014
by balimaha

#rhizo14 Sustenance for a Compulsive Writer with Impostor Syndrome

I’ve been wanting to write about my compulsive writing (I know, compulsive, right?) and impostor syndrome (the latter mentioned on facebook recently) and then Sandra commented on Sarah’s MOOCaholic blog post saying she was “sustained by the people” she met … Continue reading

March 29, 2014
by balimaha

This Is How We Do It: coloring our vision?

A couple of incidents have triggered this post. I might be wrong in judging that the root cause behind them is an unreflective sticking to tradition or habit, but that’s what I think today 🙂 The first incidence relates to … Continue reading


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