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After such broadband, what applications?

How will we use digital technologies differently if we boost broadband speeds and access?  Will faster connections change the way we live? The Pew Research Internet Project canvassed a bunch of us for our thoughts.  Respondents generally noted similar themes, … Continue reading

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On CNBC today: a quick discussion about the future of tech and education

Today I’m on CNBC for a short discussion on “Artificially Intelligent tutors”. You can watch the minute-and-a-half video here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000309768 Readers know that automation and artificial intelligence are topics of great interest to me. Watch this space for more.

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Technology, education, and me

Benjamin Luce interviewed me on technology and education.  He took an unusual track, asking me about my life and how I got into this field. It was a fun discussion, although behind a paywall.

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One scenario for scholarly research

Here’s me talking about one possible way we can do scholarly research online. (larger size here) It’s only a couple of minutes, so let me add a few thoughts: I’m talking about an individual faculty member or two.  It’s not … Continue reading

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The power of convenience

Make magazine cites me in a recent newsletter.  They liked one of my lesser-developed arguments: “We should never underestimate the power of convenience,” Alexander said. “Wearable computing can make things easier for users, and that’s enough to drive adoption.” True … Continue reading

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A conversation about the present and future at CNI

Last month I had the great pleasure of opening the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)’s spring meeting with that group’s leader, Cliff Lynch. We did a kind of co-plenary, a public conversation without PowerPoint or notes. CNI kindly recorded then shared … Continue reading

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Thinking about wearable technology and education

How can wearable computing shape teaching and learning? ELI‘s Veronica Diaz and I think it through. Thanks to Gerry Bayne for editing and sharing.

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