Monthly Archives: February 2010

On the Greatly Exaggerated Death of Culture

I really thought Culture (I mean the exclusive education of privilege maintained by privilege) would have died years ago. Sven Birkerts and others have been predicting the death of The Book, Google is supposed be making us stupid, and instant … Continue reading

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Meditation on 21st Century Skills

One of the reasons why teachers should not feel threatened by technology or change is that in the next decade, the skills needed to be literate in the age of social media are still going to draw on traditional literacies … Continue reading

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What Can’t We Do

According to Google Analytics, four visitors to this blog over the last three months have visited via dial-up modems. For their sake, I am typing this very slowly. There are a lot of reasons not to use technology for teaching … Continue reading

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Frontline: Digital Nation

I watched Frontline’s Digital Nation on television last night. I didn’t watch it on the computer because I wanted to give it my full attention while I checked my email, sent notes to Twitter, updated my blog, Facebook, MySpace page … Continue reading

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Writing with Technology

Image by churl via Flickr Usually my life as a writer and my life as an instructional designer do not intersect much. I did begin life as a tutor and English teacher though. There has always been an element of … Continue reading

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12 Free Learning Networks for Students and Academics

Image via Wikipedia The rise of new online technologies has reshaped the way people learn. Print reference sources, though still valuable, are no longer the primary gateway to information. Students and other academics have turned to social networks and collaborative … Continue reading

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