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Facebook should create an education platform

English: Classroom in SIM University.

English: Classroom in SIM University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been teaching at Colorado Mesa University for almost six years. What began as a co-adjunct position teaching a Desktop Publishing course, evolved into a full-time instructor position in which I teach five courses per semester and covering 10 total course titles. I am also the faculty adviser to the student magazine and co-adviser to the school’s chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists. I keep busy, and I love it.


first full year as an adjunct, I began teaching a course called “Web Content Development.” The previous instructor had primarily taught basic web design, but I felt teaching communication majors about web design was a little like teaching journalists how to fix the printing press.

Instead of focusing on the nuts and bolts of HTML, file management, and FTP clients, I redesigned the course to focus on social media as a communication medium. Facebook was about three years into its proliferation into the mainstream and Tumblr was brand new.

In order to get the students to use social media, I made it mandatory for all students to join a class Facebook group. Only four students in the class were on Facebook and one was on Twitter (but never used it). One or two students claimed that they had some sort of moral/ethical objection to joining Facebook, so I gave them a pass. Less than four weeks into the class every one of the students had joined – even those who had originally objected.

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07 2015

Castellini on Computers Technology Help Podcast Jan 2013 Episode 1


CastellinijpgIt’s a whole new year and we kick it off right with our first episode of 2013. In this episode we…

  • Discuss the gadgets we received for Christmas
  • Try to help a drunk caller
  • Talk about what Ubuntu can do for you
  • Present a few predictions for the new year

Whether you are Mac or PC person. Whether you use an iPad or a Kindle, you will want to listen to this episode.


01 2013

Castellini on Computers Podcast NOVEMBER 2012


It’s been a while since we posted an episode of Castellini on Computers podcast on Rest assured, there have been plenty of episodes recorded and posted at If you missed any of the previous episodes, make sure to subscribe to HelpMeRick on iTunes or visit

In this episode we discuss…

iPads vs. Android tablets
Oprah‘s Surface faux pax
Holiday laptop shopping
Cool iPad apps and much more!


11 2012

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