Author Archives: Tryggvi Thayer

‘Big Picture’ Innovation in Education

The following is an article that I started to write several years ago and just now rediscovered while working on something else. I guess I intended to write more about ‘big picture’ innovation in education but only got as far … Continue reading

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Is flipped learning the future for education or just a regurgitation of the past?

I’ve just read a thought provoking paper about flipped learning that Jon Baggaley has newly published. In his reflection piece, Baggaley criticises flipped learning proponents’ claims that they have developed a novel educational philosophy, approach, or whatever they want to call it. … Continue reading

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Types of social media: My framework

For several years, I have been using a framework for classification of types of social media that I have attributed to boyd & Ellison, 2007. I first used the framework in a seminar that I taught at the University of … Continue reading

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A wise and timeless parable from Seymour Papert

I had the opportunity to refer to this in a recent conversation. I’m just going to leave it here for now. Imagine a country that has a highly developed culture: poetry, philosophy, science, mathematics, but nobody has yet learned to write; it … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t Google want me to have the nice things?

One of the things that I do in my work is to encourage people to be aware of the technological changes taking place around them and try to get ahead of the change; to think about future possibilities for education, … Continue reading

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Who said, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”?

This is arguably one of the most referenced Dewey quotes about education on the Internet, as well as in various other places. It’s an interesting and thought provoking statement that seems relevant to contemporary discourse. Remarkable that Dewey would have … Continue reading

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