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New Books on Teaching, HTML5

I can’t really provide reviews for these books, I haven’t read most of them yet (they are just lying in my 10 year old amazon saved items queue), but I thought I’d share the list for future reference: Some new

Posted in edtech, education, embodiment, html5, teaching, technology, theory

Review of Rushkoff’s Program or Be Programmed

Since at least the invention of BASIC and Logo in the 1960s, people, such as Seymour Papert, have made an argument that anyone can and should learn to how to program, and even make their own software applications.  The argument

Posted in computers, edtech, education, learning sciences, programming, technology, theory

Does educational technology exist to make schools “hip” and placate taxpayers?

Larry Cuban argues that we only have new technologies in classrooms in order to placate (mostly non-parental) taxpayers and politicians, so that schools can seem “modern” and “with it.”  Computers and so forth are just there as a status symbol,

Posted in computers, edtech, education, teaching, technology, Uncategorized

New Books on Learning & Technology

Some recent and upcoming books that caught my eye (haven’t read them yet). Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities – They’ve made a copy of Chapter 10: Action Notebook available online.  “it summarizes dozens of practical steps you can take

Posted in edtech, education, embodiment, research, Uncategorized

The Effects of Technology on Students’ Learning in Math: A Meta-analysis

A colleague of mine, Dr. Qing Li of the University of Calgary, along with Dr. Xin Ma, just had an article published in the journal Educational Psychology Review titled A Meta-analysis of the Effects of Computer Technology on School Students’

Posted in computers, edtech, education, embodiment, technology, theory, Uncategorized

Would Dewey, Piaget, Montessori, Friere get published today?

Imagine if Jean Piaget, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, or Paulo Friere were tenure track education or psychology professors today. They would probably not get their work published in education and psychology research journals, despite being some of the most highly

Posted in community, education, research, theory, Uncategorized

Voicethread presentations on teaching & learning

Students in my advanced instructional design course (login as guest) created some narrated presentations in VoiceThread at the end of the semester.  They are on topics related to faculty development, teaching and learning, multimedia, etc.: Service Learning How People Learn

Posted in edtech, education, learning sciences, teaching, Uncategorized, usu

“Supporting” Open Education

Learners need support.  That’s my overall gist from reading recent constructive criticisms of open education and open education resources (OERs) by Michael Feldstein and Tony Bates.  Dumping class lectures and notes online (which comprise the vast majority of OERs and

Posted in education, teaching

Educational Research Blogs, Twitterers

The research blogging awards were just announced, listing the top blogs and twitterers who share info about the latest research.  There isn’t even a category for educational research, however. I was going to list my own top ‘educational research’ bloggers,

Posted in edtech, education, research

The Digital Natives / Digital Immigrants Distinction Is Dead, Or At Least Dying

I guess I never blogged this before, but I keep seeing references to the 10 year old distinction between digital natives vs. digital immigrants as it relates to educational technology.  This is the idea that “kids today” are born in

Posted in children, edtech, education, technology
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