An article by Stephen Mintz, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin and Executive Director of the UT System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. Mintz says that the six contrasting ways to achieve these generational goals are:
- Institutional Courseware
- Social by Design
- Discovery Learning
- Education at the Scale of the World
- Curriculum as Plug-and-Play Endeavor
- Instructional Modules and Just-in-Time Learning
Interesting infographic created by instructional designer John Laskaris.
Remember when you had to have a telephone or Ethernet cable plugged into your wall and your computer to use the Internet. Actually I still do in this office. Her’s an article about the three things that killed the wired Internet.
Announcing the arrival of the Amazon Echo, a device you can place anywhere in your house. It connects to you WiFi network. Ask it anything and it searches for the answer on the Amazon Cloud. Examples: Alexa, what time is it? Alexa, what will the weather be like tomorrow? Alexa, how man giraffes are there in the wild? Alexa, play music by Peter White. The regular price is $199, but Amazon Prime members can buy it for $99 for a limited time.
This is from the Scientific American daily blog. The author, Fred Guter asks these five questions:
1. Will perfection on demand turn us off?
2. Will we all be the same?
3. Will we give up our bodies as our last private space?
4. Will computers replace our brains, hearts, souls?
5. Who will write the code?
Google has just rebuilt its Google for Education website. You can check it out here:
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