One point I feel must be driven home in any discussion of educational technology is that the goal is not to use more technology but to use technology to support more active learning. The goal is to improve the educational experience; technology can enhance that in many wonderful ways. Here’s […]
Inside Higher Ed points out the happy marriage of the Liberal Arts and ed tech: A liberal arts degree works well if your job requires more communication and less coding. Lots of time giving presentations and listening to the needs of our faculty colleagues, less time at the command line. […]
The international weekly journal of science, Nature, published a review of the current state of online learning Online learning: Campus 2.0. Massive open online courses are transforming higher education — and providing fodder for scientific research. Some quotes: Virtually everyone participating in this upheaval agrees on one thing. Colleges and […]
While MOOCs are all the rage, closely watched to see if they succeed at disrupting the industry, and other advances in technology are spurring innovation in education, I recall the old Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times. I also recall them pointing out that every crisis contains both […]
This is worth reading: The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have. I think I’ll hang that graphic on our hallway bulletin board.
(Our current students are digital natives.) If that’s what they want from their library, what do you think they want from their education?
Well, it’s going to be an exciting year for instructional technology here at OWU. With wireless presentations and PowerPoint-free audience responses, and even wireless mice with laser pointers! The capabilities are expanding. My technical training workshop this morning was the first time I’ve used a wireless mouse with a laser […]
I just learned about ThingLink, a site that allows you to make images interactive. Hmm… What’s this? Check it out for yourself. Wow! I’m excited by the possibilities. Here’s a good example of the social web breaking barriers and mashing things together. Why let a picture’s thousand words tell the […]
Nice article over at Edudemic reminding us to place pedagogy primary. Especially helpful are the Betamax Prevention Strategies at the end. How Education Technology Is Like Betamax