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“Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor” – chapter by Craig E. Nelson is a must read

Via the very useful email list Rick Reis distributes (Tomorrow’s Professor) the chapter by Craig Nelson on Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor came to my attention, and should to yours. This is just spot on. If you’ve stood in the classroom … Continue reading

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Podcasts and learning

One size definitely does not fit all – but choices help To what extent is the proliferation of podcasts helping students learn? With the growing popularity of lecture recordings, which may be just audio and hence podcasts, or voice over … Continue reading

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Personal Clouds Get, Well, Personal

One of the most interesting trends in the last year is the emergence of what I’ll call Personal Clouds. This represents the ability for anyone to have web-accessible storage site. The technology is really simple and inexpensive. The one I’m … Continue reading

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Associations: ePubs, William Mitchell, and Tattoos

I was reading the news this morning on my iPad – a typical Sunday morning event these days. As I was reading I remembered I needed to check to see if there were any ‘news’ in the landscape of eBook … Continue reading

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Blogging – “I doesn’t matter if anyone reads it… it’s the humility that comes from writing it”

The point of blogging is the act itself. The quote in the title is from Seth Godin who along with Tom Peters spoke about blogging last year, captured on YouTube (see below). In that interview, Mr. Peters said blogging was … Continue reading

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A Culture of Generosity

Recently Clay Shirky, prolific author of things about openness, community, journalism and social networking gave a TED talk that is worth watching. This topic is in some sense the inverse of the ‘long-tail’ effect. That’s the idea introduced a few … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality in Education

One of the real value so the NMC conference is getting your hands on some of the emerging technologies. A pre-conference workshop at the recent NMC meeting in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA, USA, a number of cool tools for 3D augmented … Continue reading

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