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557 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Does Google Make Us St... · 0 replies · +1 points

Happening in a few moments is a good-looking event about mobile media and the effects on attention:
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/luncheon/2010...

620 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Memories of ICTs long ... · 0 replies · +1 points

On the topic of evaluating ICT4E investments, a recent paper took a look at ODL investments in South Asia: http://tr.im/lG3c

620 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Not Quite the Best Inv... · 0 replies · +1 points

It seems to me that two-way ICT is essential for driving innovation. The work of scholars like Eric von Hipple or Yochai Benkler shows that harnessing the feedback mechanisms inherent in technologies like the Internet are powerful catalysts for innovation. Certainly tech like the radio is more accessible and remains important to much of the world, but in our rush for "appropriate" technology, we shouldn't lose focus on the different capabilities of different technology.

620 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Are ICTs the Best Educ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Eh... that seems rather teleological.

I think 'appropriate' is probably the right word, but its use often seems pejorative and not very constructive.

621 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Are ICTs the Best Educ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Actually just tried to flesh out that idea a little more. Would be interested to hear everyone's thoughts: http://blurringborders.com/2009/05/15/a-quick-cha...

621 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Are ICTs the Best Educ... · 5 replies · +1 points

How useful, really, is the term "appropriate technology"? I agree with the sentiment, and recognize the need to make it more widely understood, but to actual practitioners, it seems that the term can be used as an unchallengeable assertion. But, in reality, it is hard to tell, a priori, what is appropriate (obvious examples notwithstanding). Far more important, it seems, is taking one of many potentially appropriate technologies and making them work through a systemic approach.

621 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Are ICTs the Best Educ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Hi Jon - you might be interested in what John Daly mentions about radio instruction outperforming teachers http://edutechdebate.org/ict-in-education/not-qui...

621 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Not Quite the Best Inv... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Dominican experiment is interesting - but how was radio _interactive_?

623 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Expanding the Discussi... · 0 replies · +1 points

It reminds me of Karl Popper's distinction between problems as "clouds" and problems as "clocks." Complex issues, in his reasoning, were somewhere between clouds - irregular and unpredictable - and clocks - regular and predictable. Though the technology is a clock, the mind seems much closer to a cloud.

Here's his writing on the topic: http://tr.im/jRbd

623 weeks ago @ Educational Technology... - Expanding the Discussi... · 1 reply · +1 points

It reminds me of Karl Popper's distinction between problems as "clouds" and problems as "clocks." Complex issues, in his reasoning, were somewhere between clouds - irregular and unpredictable - and clocks - regular and predictable. Though the technology is a clock, the mind seems much closer to a cloud.

Here's his writing on the topic: http://tr.im/jRbd