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Spending some time with the 2018 edition of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends presentation should lead higher ed people to draw the following conclusions: Mary Meeker is not hanging out with instructional designers. Higher education is maybe less on Meeker’s mind than it is on ours. Money people want to talk more about lifelong learning than they want to talk about the future of higher education. On conclusion No. 1, all
I recently attended the Southern Learning and Technology Expo SLATE 2018, to present on a Learning Innovation health informatics project. SLATE was hosted by the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Center for Experiential and Applied Learning. The conference was excellent, focusing on learning design, educational technology, and teaching innovation, and included educators, designers, and trainers from industry and higher education. SLATE was held at Biotech Place at Wake Forest Innovation
As I noted in a post a few weeks ago, one of the simplest platforms for getting started with interactive narratives, inklewriter, is shutting down. Several people at the conference I was attending recommended trying the scripting language behind inklewriter, ink, as an alternative. I hadn’t worked with ink much before, but I’ve been looking for teaching options that help students translate interactive narrative concepts from web-based projects into
I’ve read some really interesting books this year. As new ideas are supposed to do, several of these have significantly impacted my thinking. The books that are affecting me the most professionally are those that are giving me language and frameworks for making progress on ideas that have been stagnating in the back of my mind for a while. Some of the “slow hunches” I’ve been pursuing run contrary to
Getting Administrators and Colleagues on Board With an Adaptive Learning Project You have a unique challenge ahead of you. You know valuable learning tools are emerging and your institution needs to keep up with educational trends. But working within a budget, juggling your day-to-day tasks, and trying to have meaningful conversations with people short on time is not easy. How do you convince multiple education professionals to invest in
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Where does the FOEcast project stand in mid-June 2018? (If you haven’t followed FOEcast, it’s a project to create plans for a future of education and technology initiative. It’s open, participatory, ongoing, and transnational. Here’s a good intro.) A bunch of things are going on. More and more people join the Slack channel. A writing project is under way. And more! First, EdSurge published an article about FOEcast. In it Jeff Young
Thoughts as I head off to SOLA+R.
This quick demo from Leap Motion of a VR anatomy lesson that lets you pull apart a cat may give you the creeps at first. But with its cartoon-like effect, it’s not ... Read moreCreepy or cute? A VR anatomy lesson with your cat This article first appeared on Digital Bodies.
This is the transcript of the talk I gave at the Tech4Good event I'm at this weekend in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The complete slide deck is here. I want to talk a little bit about a problem I see – or rather, a problem I see in the “solutions” that some scientists and technologists and engineers seem to gravitate towards. So I want to talk to you about pigeons,