What if Our Technologies were Protean?

This paper was written by David Jones and Eric Schneider. They are going to present it at ACCE 2016. The paper asks the question, what if the technologies we use in education were more flexible and adaptable to the uses and needs of teachers and students.

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Tips for Creating Instructional Videos

I haven’t checked them out, but I think this article has some good resources. My main piece of advice for teachers who want to create videos for their classes is – Make you videos no more than five minutes long. Everyone hates having to watch long instructional videos. If you want to produce a video of an hour lecture, first decide you you can summarize it; then, break it up into several short videos.

Will Virtual Reality Really Change Education

Joshua Kim does not think virtual reality will ever really important in education, for these reasons:

1. Technology is not really all that consequential – Platforms and content are becoming less important because educational content is becoming a commodity.
2. VR is only a tool- Same old story: Just give students shiny new tools and they will learn better.
3. Technology is not the challenge

Five Reasons why Pokemon Go will Change Education and One Reason why it Won’t

An article by John Warner – Teachers have been using scavenger hunts in education for a long time. I suppose Pokemon Go is an updated version of that. Students are ACC employees are playing it on our campus this summer, as they are doing on all college campuses I’m sure. I imagine it’s a fad and will go away in a few months.