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Thought of the Week – We’re going mobile

I would imagine that I’d have to have lived under a rock for the past five years not to notice┬áthe enormous shift away from desktop-centric computing towards mass mobility. Anecdotally, for those of us with smartphones and 3G tablets, we … Continue reading

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LT Thought of the Week – How Education Fails Technology (And What to Do About It)

I often argue that a useful analogy for technology is the toolshed: a place filled with a bunch of different tools that do different things for the right teaching/learning situation at the right time. Following this analogy, sometimes we need … Continue reading

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LT Thought of the Week – “Too Quiet in the Walled Garden”

All of us no doubt remember “Long Live the Open Web,” in which web founder Tim Berners-Lee presents a compelling argument on many of the threats to net neutrality and the open Internet. I think that engaging with ideas like … Continue reading

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LT Thought of the Week – When it comes to Technology, teachers need as much scaffolding as students

Technology a funny beast. In recent years, the rate of change leaves many of us spellbound and, at the best of times, feeling like we’re on some colossal treadmill running as fast as we can and only barely managing to … Continue reading

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Further ideas from ELH 2011 : Digital Community, Digital Citizenship with Jason B. Olher

Digital Community, Digital Citizen – Jason B. Olher I’ve been lucky enough to spend a morning with Jason B. Ohler, author, educator and “nowist” (as distinct from “futurist”). Jason’s book Digital Community, Digital Citzen, explores┬ácultural schism between the status quo … Continue reading

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LT Thought of the Week – Beware the Filter Bubble

This week’s LT thought comes from Eli Pariser and is something we need to all start discussing: the way in which search engines pre-determine parameters for search results based on data about the user – including such things as the … Continue reading

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LT Thought of the Week: The Problem with Literature Reviews

For this week’s LT thought, I’ve picked a post from elearnspace which seems to sum up my own thinking for the past six months. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure (read “pain”) of completing an 8000 word literature review of my … Continue reading

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