Category Archives: education and technology

The emerging three-cornered K-12 computing ecosystem

What computers are American K-12 schools using these days?  It’s a three-way battle at the moment between Apple, Google, and Microsoft, according to an IDC report, summarized in the New York Times. Each has about one third of the market, … Continue reading

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Six trajectories for education and technology

The director of EDUCAUSE ELI describes six major trends (he calls them “trajectories”) for technology and education.  It’s a very impressive article, packing a lot of insight into a short space. Malcolm Brown begins with three major drivers: personalization, hybrid learning, … Continue reading

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3d printing and education: a workshop report

Yesterday I and two others hosted a NERCOMP workshop on 3d printing for higher education.  The large audience participated very actively, creating fun conversations and a lot of information-sharing about an emergent field.  In this post I’ll sum up the … Continue reading

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One classic open education source to stop

webcast.berkeley.edu, an open education resource dating back a while, will no longer make new content.  Why?  Financial pressures. Berkeley will keep on doing lecture capture, just not for the rest of us: We will no longer make recorded lecture videos … Continue reading

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Picking on great education and technology myths

Today I gave a webinar on a new theme, “Great .edu myths of our time”. TurnItIn.com hosted the event, and Jason Chu over there inspired the topic. Identifying and busting myths sounded like fun, so I picked five, ranked from … Continue reading

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Scientists and social media: an important new study

Out of all academics, how are scientists using new technologies to communicate?  Pew has a new study, based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology. The short version: the future belongs to young … Continue reading

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The current state of online learning: the Babson report

What’s the current state of online learning?  A new report from Babson, Pearson, the Online Learning Consortium et al, Grade Level (pdf), offers some intriguing observations about campus strategy and leadership. One is that a huge gap yawns open between … Continue reading

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