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Seamless technology integration in a program designed by and for high school students

I came across a video recently about a program offered at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, MA, a public school where high school students have the option of completing their final year with an independent study program. The … Continue reading

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Nokia’s getting ahead of the 3D printing learning curve

Funny how things fall into your lap: A few days ago, I posted an article on the potential impacts of 3D printing on manufacturing, consumer behaviors and education. I suggested that cheap at-home 3D printing will require designers to consider … Continue reading

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Ingress: Google shows us how to do augmented reality.

Google has made available their new massive multiplayer augmented reality game Ingress. The game uses augmented reality technology to situate the game play in the real world. As Devin Coldewey at NBC News says, “‘Ingress’ has biggest map ever: The … Continue reading

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Getting from foresight to policy: The critical role of organizations and social entities

I recently posted an article where I was looking to identify gaps in our knowledge about how foresight programs inform policy and decision-making. Since then, I’ve come across recent research which looks at these gaps in more detail. In particular, … Continue reading

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How do we get from foresight to policy? Identifying knowledge gaps.

I’ve allowed myself the dubious luxury of not strictly adhering to academic practice concerning references, since this is not strictly an academic forum. For those who are interested in references much of this is based on the excellent Handbook of … Continue reading

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Originality in arts vs. sciences: I disagree with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Edit: Title changed – See comments below. Maria Popova at Brainpickings posted a video recently of Neil deGrasse Tyson commenting on how creativity and originality work differently in the sciences and arts. I think Tyson is wrong. There are a … Continue reading

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