Category Archives: Internet

The iPhone is 5 years old! So, what’s up?

It has been 5 years today since the first iPhone appeared. Although not the first smartphone, the iPhone undeniably launched the smartphone market as we know it today, and it’s been an astounding 5 years, to say the least. So, … Continue reading

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Institutions do change in response to technology. Just not the right change…

Richard Noss, professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, has an article up on the “Centre for Education Research and Policy’s” website where he puts forth two claims: We lack technology constructed specifically to support learning. Educational institutions … Continue reading

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Are cell phones really distractive? Labeling for avoidance in dynamically conservative educational systems

I think that there’s no doubt that the increasingly rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT) is one of the most significant factors driving change in education today. This is evident, not only in the many attempts to find … Continue reading

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You call that a history of Open Educational Resources?!?

An infographic on the history of open educational resources (OER) recently published by Course Hero has been making rounds on the intertubes. It’s an interesting overview of some key developments and milestones regarding OER but misses many major points. Want … Continue reading

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Middle school teacher turns classroom into a RPG

Richard Incorvia is a teacher at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment’s middle school who likes video games. He decided to turn his class into a role-playing-game. I’ll leave it up to him to explain as he does … Continue reading

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Exploring educational issues in future contexts: Michael A. Burstein’s “TeleAbsence”

I recently posted a request here on education4site.org and other places for examples of how education/classrooms/schools have been portrayed in science fiction literature, movies, etc. I got some great responses and have included them in a comment to my original … Continue reading

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