Technology and Learning
A space for conversation and debate about learning and technology
January 31, 2011 - 10:30pm
The mobile education company I'd start would look something like this: Customers: The near poor and aspirational middle-class in emerging economies. Revenue Model: Advertising and up-sell to paid content and services. Delivery Mechanism: Mobile internet devices (from smart phones to inexpensive tablets/notebooks). Services: Everything from English language lessons to test preparation to remedial learning to fully accredited degrees. The vision for this education company rests on 3 assumptions.
January 30, 2011 - 9:45pm
TechSmith puts its pricing for its terrific presentation capture Relay system right on its website.
January 27, 2011 - 9:15pm
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean 2 Reasons to Read The Disappearing Spoon:
January 26, 2011 - 10:58pm
10 Ideas and Reasons for an Apple, Cisco, Google and Microsoft University:
January 25, 2011 - 8:45pm
Google announced today a new education category in its Google Apps Marketplace. You can read about the "20 applications from 19 vendors" at this link, watch the video below, and decide for yourself if this is a big deal in our world?
January 24, 2011 - 9:15pm
The EDU mood lately has not been kind to the Kindle. It's all "iPad this" and "iPad that". In comparison to the iPad, the Kindle is: bad for taking notes; bad for marking up text; incapable of surfing the web; incapable of displaying video….the list goes on. How can the Kindle, and Amazon, get its EDU Mojo back?
January 23, 2011 - 7:00pm
The micro-history that started it all was Mark Kurlansky's 1998 Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. From Cod, I was hooked. My brain understands the world best through a narrow lens. If a micro-history is released as an audiobook (unfortunately not always a sure bet), then I'm a reliable consumer.Great Audio Micro-Histories That I Loved:
January 20, 2011 - 8:45pm
Please help. What I Need: The ability for faculty to write on PowerPoint slides during lecture capture recording sessions (ECHO 360 and TechSmith Relay). What I Think I Want: A cheap Windows 7 tablet computer with stylus. I just purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 Laptop for $359. I trust Lenovo, and want a stylus capable Windows 7 Tablet at somewhere around this price point. Why I'm Confused:
January 19, 2011 - 9:30pm
"……the under 30 crowd? They are nearly as skeptical as their grandparents, with 58% saying they had no interest in e-books. Of that group, price wasn't the biggest issue. They just prefer the experience of a printed book." --from the marvelous Barbara Fister's blog post, "Undergraduates and E-Books: A Marriage Made With a Shotgun" I'm with the under 30 crowd! (Sort of, because I care more about price).
January 18, 2011 - 9:45pm
Today was one of those days that us educators live for. A recent graduate, Lucretia Witte (who is now teaching 6th graders in Bridgeport CT for Teach for America), came back to campus to lead a session entitled "Student Views on Technology and Teaching" at our Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).