It’s all a matter of point of view… (the 2018 version)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I first posted this note back in 2009. It’s time for a new edition … for a computer scientist, everything is an algorithm. (it’s about systems (and process)) to a musician, everything is a song. (it’s about rhythm (and sound)) … Continue reading

What do non-programming designers have to know? | Janet H. Murray’s Blog on Inventing the Medium

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute via What do non-programming designers have to know? | Janet H. Murray’s Blog on Inventing the Medium. Exactly!!! What should she know instead? Key concepts of computational architecture like these: Information abstraction: Is data separate from proprietary code and stored … Continue reading

The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The Rise of the New Groupthink – NYTimes.com. I’ve long suspected that many (if not most) people who insist on groupwork for everything do so because they can’t really produce anything on their own. Working in groups is great and … Continue reading

Ed Tech is an Interdisciplinary Field

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes So why is it possible to get an Ed Tech degree by taking ONLY Education courses? It shouldn’t be. IT  (Information Technology), Education, Management, … are all APPLIED disciplines – if all you know is the one of these, you … Continue reading

Why Interdisciplinary Teams Often Don’t Work (though they could….)

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I came across this the other day (thanks! to Bonnie Bracey Sutton) Building an Interdisciplinary Identity in a (Mostly) Non-Interdisciplinary Academic World – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education. There are a few things in here that really struck … Continue reading

Be professional enough to do a decent literature review…

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes SHEESH! I get a lot of papers to review in Game Studies; Serious Games; Educational Games., etc. I used to learn a lot from reading these papers. Not anymore. Not only is much of what I read “old news” (i.e. … Continue reading

It’s all a matter of point of view…

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute for a computer scientist, everything is an algorithm. to a musician, everything is a song. to a writer, everything is a story. to thespians, everything is a play. to a film-maker, everything is a movie. to an educator, everything is … Continue reading