Yearly Archives: 2011


Pardon the interruption

You probably couldn’t see this apology, as the blog was MIA while we resolved some technical difficulties in the switch to a custom domain. When all DNS issues are fixed this blog will reside at edtech.owu.edu. In the meantime, here’s a blog I’d like to recommend: Texas Wesleyan’s Center for […]


Open Educational Resources

There is an expanding field of digital materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse. Social media is being used to spread awareness and use of OER. Such resources include courses, course materials, content modules, learning objects, collections, and journals. There are growing online communities […]


Augmented reality is spreading

I recently learned of a new augmented reality app that instantly shows librarians books that are misfiled on shelves: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgZVI630SsI] This got me thinking about augmented reality (AR,) an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer generated data, as I’m seeing more and more of it. One […]


Honoring the ‘Social’ in Social Media

Today, being the first of April is observed as ‘April Fool’s Day’ in the United States and elsewhere. After only a few keystrokes I’ve learned that the holiday was first mentioned by Chaucer in 1392. That’s a long history of pranks! In the Internet Age we continue this tradition utilizing […]


Responding to the changes of the Information Age

A recent New Yorker Magazine article entitled “The Information: How the Internet gets inside us” by Adam Gopnik reviews responses to the increasing influence of the internet and social media on society: A series of books explaining why books no longer matter is a paradox that Chesterton would have found […]


Technology and Travel Learning

Many of us traveled this past week, as the our Google Map illustrates. Destinations were scattered across the globe. I was in Jamaica on a Spring Break Mission trip. Although I didn’t get to blog while I was there, another team, traveling in May as part of a travel learning […]


Bandwidth

Bandwidth is a technical term indicating the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel or data connection. The term is also used loosely to indicate how much workload a person can handle in their day-to-day duties. I could say I haven’t had the bandwidth to […]