With mobile devices becoming a ubiquitous and commonplace occurrence they increasingly turn up in classrooms. Numerous policies have been implemented to regulate the possession and use of these devices and these policies vary by district and institutional level. Notably, … read more
Archive for year: 2013
Experimenting with new software and web based services comes with the territory if you’re an EdTech professional. Timeline-based software is of particular interest in relation to case-based reasoning (CBR) and case-based learning (CBL) units. They offer tools to digitally … read more
In weeks twelve and thirteen we were each charged with the task of completing a brief peer presentation on a different learning theory. I opted for information processing grounded in early educational theory since I’ve studied contemporary composites models … read more
What creative, unconventional, dynamic and engaging application of augmented reality can you envision?
couldn’t resist relating the possibilities of augmented reality to DIY learning. For example, imagine cooking a meal with augmented reality, where your AR device recognizes the … read more
Compare and contrast Piaget and Vygotsky’s theory and implications for teaching and learning
Piaget’s Genetic Epistemology – Implications for teaching and learning:
- Heirarchal stages
- Stages develop on their own
- Maturation + experience
- Child is more independent
- How learner interacts
The experiments reported in the article by Sparrow, Liu, and Wegner (2011) mostly dealt with somewhat superficial instructions and data. Describe transactive memory from a neurological perspective.
From a neurological perspective, transactive memory is a system in which groups … read more
What kinds of relationships are appropriate with machines? How are our answers to this changing?
Coming from a background in industrial and interaction design I have studied the nature of objects quite intensively, but until now had not fully … read more
After reading the review of work in this area, would you encourage a ‘drill & practice’ approach to learning math, or more of a conceptual strategic-based approach? Why or why not?
Both approaches have merits and uses in different … read more
Should the contemporary role of ‘teacher’ today be ‘scientist-practitioner’ through cross-training in neuroscience? Would this empower teachers?
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Iwas captured by the notion of cyborg and after reviewing this week’s assigned video and Haraway’s (1991) A Cyborg Manifesto. I found myself agreeing with the notion of blurring boundaries. Of particular interest to me, is the boundary blurring … read more