And Still There’s Trouble in River City… sort of.

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s the same old same old – human cry from those that have because they fear they might have to share. A Well-written article worth the time to read. 100 years of Big Content fearing technology—in its own words For … Continue reading

Profiling via web presence (or, the company you keep tells us a lot about you.)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve always told people that they should assume that anything they put on the web should be considered public, whether it is on a public site or not. If you don’t want the information known, then don’t put it out … Continue reading

All Videogames, All the Time?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Now, I’m a big fan of Serious Games, but I’m also quite sure that this is one of those cases where more is not necessarily better. What is important is balance. I suppose it may be difficult to make sure … Continue reading

Do Teachers Need Education Degrees?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Saw this on the New York Times (Opinion) today: http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/education-degrees-and-teachers-pay/?8ty&emc=ty Do Teachers Need Education Degrees? By The Editors Robert Stolarik for The New York Times In a Room for Debate forum in June on the value of liberal arts master’s … Continue reading

More Trouble in River City

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s a well-written explanation for why most of the media-effects studies really don’t tell us anything: WHY VIDEO GAME RESEARCH IS FLAWED By CHRIS LAVIGNE Studies that spread the idea that video games are harmful to children are conducted by … Continue reading

On: On Sheep Dogs and Wolves

Approximate Reading Time: 7 minutes I don’t usually do this, but this is a response to another blog, found here.  The piece I am commenting on is part of a larger post about what Canadian troops are doing in Afghanistan. It is in support of … Continue reading

In Class Laptop Use Shown to Lower Test Scores…

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Intellagirl posted a note about this article today and I was curious, so I read it too… She suggested that the article had entirely missed the point, and she is absolutely right! The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 16, 2009 … Continue reading

Why Should Students Come to Class if They Already Have My Notes?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Once again, there is an article where some professor (or group of professors) laments that people won’t come to his(her) class if they have prior access to their notes. Students profit from diligent note-taking Knetwit.com offers cash, gifts for students … Continue reading