Tag: learning

  • By denying students the use of technology in the classroom, we send the message that technology is a distraction from real learning. I find this perspective increasingly untenable. Gerald R. Lucas, The Liberal Arts Are Dead — The Synapse — Medium

  • This system creates students, first, then functionaries upon graduation that learn the “official angle” and cannot operate without the hierarchy of control. Imagination and creativity only get in the way of the obedience necessary to function successfully in those bureaucracies. The problem is, Sterling observed in 2000, that the stable roles (jobs) this system used […]

  • Our first week in the wild

    gethopscotch: So, we launched Hopscotch last week, and it’s been quite a ride since.  It’s been downloaded more than 20,000 times, we cracked the Top 10 iPad Education apps, and were featured in New and Noteworthy on the App Store.  After the initial press we got all sorts of other great coverage on various ed tech […]

  • artandsciencejournal: Colour Theory: A Brief History These diagrams are 19th and 20th century attempts to systematize colours and describe how the human eye perceives them. In the late 18th century, scholars began to develop colour theory according to the understanding that three primary colours – red, yellow, and blue – could be combined to create […]

  • my archive homework: Basic Principles of Design by Manfred Maier, of the Kunstgewerbeschule, Basel Switzerland, 1975.

  • Notes for a theory of contemporary education

    notational: Very loose ideas floating around my head these days. Even if they are loopy or ridiculous, the seeds of something useful might be in here.Not sure about the mechanistic aspects. 1. We live in a day and age (and in many cases place) in which information is not a scarce resource. Due to the […]

  • My collaborator has suggested that the cultural semiotics of nerd is not an effective lure, not an attractor, for young latino males (in the US) who might otherwise explore STEM fields. Bill Gates’ financial success is an insufficient model. The age group we are looking at is ten years old. These young latinos are acutely […]

  • My collaborator has suggested that the cultural semiotics of nerd is not an effective lure, not an attractor, for young latino males (in the US) who might otherwise explore STEM fields. Bill Gates’ financial success is an insufficient model. The age group we are looking at is ten years old. These young latinos are acutely […]

  • Overlooking The Visual reviewed in Design Research News

    BOOK REVIEW Kathryn Moore, Overlooking the Visual: Demystifying the Art of Design (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2010). Reviewed by Gareth Doherty, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. In this mesmerising book, Kathryn Moore turns traditional assumptions about design, and design education, upside down and inside out. Moore tells us that “a radical […]

  • Sally Fincher on Useless Truths at SIGCSE 2010 « Computing Education Blog

    Sally Fincher on Useless Truths at SIGCSE 2010 « Computing Education Blog