Category Archives: education and technology

A trend to watch: teaching classes from one campus to another

How can colleges and universities share courses online?  That is, can students at one institution take a class taught by faculty at another? The answer has been “yes” for some years, and I’m not talking about MOOCs or University of … Continue reading

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How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

How do instructors and learners use learning management systems?  Blackboard shared some interesting stats about what people actually do with their LMS.  The results confirm what many LMS critics (like myself) have been saying for a while.  It’s impressive that … Continue reading

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A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce, I offer the first draft of a Devil’s Dictionary for educational technology terms.  May it entertain, and all be forgiven. App, n.  An elegant way to avoid the World Wide Web. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: should educational technology become an academic discipline?

This week the Future Trends Forum explores the idea of turning educational technology into an academic discipline. On Thursday, September 15th, from 2-3 pm EDT, I’ll be joined by professor Edward Maloney, from Georgetown University’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. An … Continue reading

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Portrait of a technology-using professor in 2016

Derek Bruff just launched a podcast about teaching with technology, called Leading Lines (and if you don’t know Derek, you should.  He’s brilliant, thoughtful, and the world’s guru for teaching effectively with clickers).  Leading Lines is aimed at present-day teaching, … Continue reading

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Disciplining educational technology

Earlier this month I met with several dozen people at Georgetown University to discuss an unusual question: should educational technology become an academic discipline?  Carl Straumsheim wrote up a fine account, not to mention the bits where he interviewed me. … Continue reading

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Teenagers 3d printing local history: technology, pedagogy, and inspiration in Vermont

Recently I was invited to help judge a 3d printing contest for my state’s middle and high schools.  So this past Friday I drove across and down the Green Mountains to Randolph, where Vermont Technical College is based.  It was an exciting … Continue reading

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