Category Archives: ICTs

Augmented reality in education: A discussion long overdue

The recent Pokémon Go rage has brought a lot of attention to the possibilities for using augmented reality (AR) in teaching and learning. This is great and very welcome. AR has a lot of obvious potential for enhancing teaching and learning, … Continue reading

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Addendum on affordances and educational technology

This is an addendum to an article that I previously posted on affordances in April, 2016. As I’ve continued to explore the topic of affordances, there are a couple of things in the original article that I’ve reconsidered and need … Continue reading

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Metaphors and technological change: A double-edged sword

A smartwatch is not a watch, no more than a smartphone is a phone. Both are sophisticated computerized networking and sensing devices that we carry either in our pocket or on our wrist. When we talk about these devices we … Continue reading

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Are information and communication technologies necessary in education?

I was giving a talk yesterday to board members of a Nordic teachers’ organizations’ network. In the end I was asked if information and communication technologies (ICTs) are necessary in education. I didn’t have much time to give an elaborate … Continue reading

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Affordances, education and future technologies

I see on my stats that this article is starting to get a lot of hits. This is part of a work in progress. My thoughts on affordances are evolving as I continue to explore the topic. A couple of things are … 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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