In this post Dr. Joshua Kim discusses the discussions edtech people and academics don’t have with each other. He says that edtech people see themselves as educators, whereas, academics see them as technologists. I have a Master’s in Education with a concentration in instructional design. It always makes me angry when a professor refers to me as “tech guy” or a “computer guy.” I respect them skills computer technicians have, but I am not one of them.
A study of more than two million college students worldwide showed that students are more comfortable studying on their own and that they are not using mobile technology to access materials and lessons outside of the classroom.
A sort of amusing post from Joshua Kim. I know some teachers at my college who would like to use no digital technologies in their teaching and their daily lives. All of them to use email. Most of them type documents in Microsoft Word. A few of them still use overhead transparencies in the classroom instead of PowerPoint slides. We had one teacher I know of who was still playing cassette tapes in his classes just a few years ago. Every year it becomes hard to live a no-digital life.
n this post Carl Straumsheim reviews Neil Selwyn’s book Is Technology Good for Education? Slewyn is a professor of education at Monash University in Australia. In the book Selwyn takes a look at the role technology plays in changing education, and whether the change is always for the better.
Joshua Kim does not think virtual reality will ever really important in education, for these reasons:
I agree with Joshua Kim. Colleges and universities do more important work than just transferring information to students. Information does not equal learning. The world suffers from information overload, not from a lack of information.
Another great post from ed tech blogger Dr. Joshua Kim. The lessons he lists are:
Sorry I haven’t posted lately. First, I attended the South by Southwest Education conference. Then, my college was off for Spring Break.
Interesting article about the contrast between the world views of the information technology sector versus the university culture.