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Need Much Much More “D” in Education R & D

I already blogged about this matter 3 years ago in a post entitled “The State of Educational Research & Development.” But a few recent things made me think of it again: @newsweek tweeted for us to tell them our thoughts

Posted in development, edtech, education, learning sciences, programming, research, software, teaching, technology, Uncategorized

What’s the Platform of the Future for Developing Interactive Graphical Educational Software?

So, what is the platform of choice for folks who want to create interactive graphical educational software (see for example all the stuff at PHET and NLVM). Currently, there are two primary options: Flash and Java Applets. I’m not covering

Posted in android, development, html5, java, opensource, programming, scala, software

Misconceptions about Design

Design is the process of going from function to structure.  There is some purpose, or goal, or effect on the environment desired (a function), and structures are created or organized to achieve that function. See more about structure-behavior-function models of

Posted in development, learning sciences, research, software, teaching, technology, Uncategorized

Some Android Applications

Just a run down on some android apps in case I lose my phone and have to re-install.  These are all free.  I can’t find many educational apps unfortunately: News NYTimes – more up to date USA Today – more

Posted in android, software, technology

Getting Off the Ground with Drupal: Part 1

Here are just some notes and tips for folks looking to try out Drupal and get past the first steps of installing and configuring the software. What is Drupal? Drupal is a free, open source php-based content management system. See

Posted in drupal, opensource, software

Learning Sciences – Open Education Scorecard

Building off an earlier post about the upcoming Open Learning Interplay Symposium between folks in the learning sciences and open education communities, here is a table that lists a lot of educational software and curriculum that has been created by

Posted in education, learning sciences, opensource, software

Reminiscing about HyperCard

Noticed this interesting reminiscence about HyperCard in the conclusion of a paper by Chris DiGiano and others: Apple’s introduction of HyperCard in the 1980s ushered in a wave of inventive and useful educational applications, all created by teachers, students, and

Posted in programming, software

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