Monthly Archives: July 2010

OEH: Open Education Hardware?

I have been very interested in the work that has been going on around the $100 laptop and Negroponte‘s “One Laptop Per Child.” Unfortunately, this program has not been a success, and I think it has to do with the … Continue reading

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Just Another Cell in the Brain?: The Internet and Education

Image via Wikipedia Recently, Robert Wright, journalist and author of various books including The Evolution of God and Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, penned an op-ed in the New York Times in which he contemplates the Internet in all … Continue reading

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What is Blackboard Building Now?

Image via Wikipedia There is a notice in Inside Higher Ed on Blackboard’s purchase of Elluminate and Wimba entitled “Blackboard’s Big Buy.” It begins: Blackboard announced on Wednesday it is buying out two software companies in an effort to bolster … Continue reading

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Fast-tracking: Alternatives to College

I am reading Kamenetz’s book “DIY U” and found this relevant article. Fast-tracking: Alternatives to College: “Based on a few years of observation, we noticed that there was little or no correlation between academic performance, as measured by grades and … Continue reading

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MIT, Yale, and other Barriers to Education

Image via Wikipedia Ben Wildavsky wrote an article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed called “Is Globally Democratized Learning Always a Good Thing?” I went there to comment, but I set off their curmudgeon filter. It now says Threat Level … Continue reading

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