Category Archives: education and technology

When should video replace discussion boards?

Should we transform discussion boards from text to video?  What would we lose or gain when students converse through video recordings instead of written comments? Jeffrey Young raises this prospect in a provocative EdSurge article. Joyce Valenza, an assistant teaching professor … Continue reading

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International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain.  After kicking things off with a keynote, I had the opportunity to participate in all sessions, which I appreciate. (That’s something I really like doing; I hate keynoters who … Continue reading

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Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Last week I had the honor of addressing a European Union higher education meeting in Malta.  I actually presented three times, each session offering a different cut of my thoughts on the future of education and technology. The conference was … Continue reading

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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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