Where I’ve Been Online (Weekly: Aug. 5-18)

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes ~ A record of places on the web I want to remember ~ (There are 2 weeks here because I was away in Berlin for a week.) ÜberConference – About For most people, audio conferencing starts with the awkward process … Continue reading

Don’t Confuse Technology With Teaching – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes Don’t Confuse Technology With Teaching – Commentary – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Excellent. Like I’ve been saying for many years: education is NOT efficient. You can’t make it efficient without losing value. Online learning is not equivalent to good … Continue reading

A Call to Arms for Decent Men: A Re-Post of Ernest Adams’ column.

Approximate Reading Time: 9 minutes A Call to Arms for Decent Men. This is worth saying again, and again, so here it is, in its entirety: Gamasutra declined to run this column, but I still consider it to be part of the Designer’s Notebook series. … Continue reading

Who funded the Internet? I care that you don’t know what it is! « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Even in modern times it is possible for accounts of history to go awry. In this case it doesn’t even have the excuse of being ancient history.   Come to think of it, in some ways we are more at … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (weekly: July 15-21)

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes ~ A record of places on the web I want to remember ~  20 Jul 12 HP Blogs – Knowing What Your Students Don’t Know – How InkSur… – The HP Blog Hub In the course of doing this she … Continue reading

Visual ability predicts a computer science career: Why? And can we use that to improve learning? « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This is interesting, and may explain why teachers have trouble with science and math (and why kids who are inclined towards science and math have trouble with teachers). This is from a longitudinal study, testing students’ visual ability, then tracking … Continue reading

WHAT!? Computer Literacy should be MORE than learning to use your iPad?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Programming vs. “Technology” April 9, 2012, 8:00 am By Robert Talbert Dumbing Down : Stager-to-Go. Friday, April 6, 2012 By Gary Stager When Luerhmann coined the term, “computer literacy,” he intended it to mean computer programming the intellectual pursuit of … Continue reading

Computer Literacy: Does knowing how to drive = understanding cars?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Of course not. So why do people believe that they “know” about computers simply because they can use Word, or iTunes, or some other app? (Or even a lot of apps…) It is high time that we accept the fact … Continue reading