Ed Tech isn’t dead, it just smells funny… Limitations of any Learning Management System Create silos: lock students out of their own courses on completion, actively prevents drawing of connections across topics, courses, programs When compared with other popular online environments, perceived to by clunky and unintuitive to use Complex and difficult to support […]Read more "SPLOTs and Sandstorm Plots"
SPLOT – An acronym in search of applications. L21C! For Biology Imagery Simplest Possible Open Journal Framework Cloning full sites allows us to quickly replicate environments, dramatically reducing set-up and support time. The Open Ed Tech group in BC One click open source application install via Sandstorm App Marketplace One click install containers… We […]Read more "Ed Tech Reclaimed?"
Open Web Tech: Unserious, Unreliable, Unloved On the False Binary of LMS vs Open (D’Arcy Norman) D’Arcy Norman says the contrast between LMS and “open” is a false dichotomy, but in practice the division exists. If indie open ed tech is in a sorry state, then open ed techies need to rethink their approach. […]Read more "Openly confused"
Higher education passivity Limitations of any Learning Management System Disclaimer: on record as a critic Create silos: lock students out of their own courses on completion, actively prevents drawing of connections across topics, courses, programs When compared with other popular online environments, perceived to by clunky and unintuitive to use Complex and difficult […]Read more "Meanwhile, in higher education…"
Enter Disruption Audrey Watters has noted the essentially apocalyptic flavor of what she describes as “the myth and the millennialism of disruptive innovation” – mythic in the sense that it prophesies “the destruction of the old and the ascension of the new” and constitutes a narrative that “has been widely accepted as unassailably true.” […]Read more "Challenges"
FIPPA • privacy • corporate co-option • net neutrality • DRM • risk • patent system • security • trolls • openwashing • CISPA • spying • fraud • tracking • hacking • apathy • CALEA • data snooping • LMS/VLE-ification • mass surveillance • Facebook • phishing • spamming • NSA • Gamergate • […]Read more "Black boxes"
Emerging technology today departs from my previous vision of improving the human condition. Through AI/Machine Learning, we are constantly hearing that technology is becoming more human and becoming more capable of judgements that we once thought were our domain. In education though, the opposite is happening: educational technology is not becoming more human; it is […]Read more "ANGST"