Author Archives: geoffcain

Things go better with print?

I had some spam article from Skylight Press pushed to my Facebook feed by Business Insider. The clickbait reads “A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens.” So first off, it is not … Continue reading

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NWeLearning Community

The NWeLearning Community is not just a conference but the collective intelligence and resources of some very remarkable people in elearning from across the North West and beyond. We are currently using Slack as a community building tool. Here is … Continue reading

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Open Learning 2019

I am getting ready for Open Learning 2019. I am interested in this because in cMOOCs, I have met some fantastic people which led to some great projects. I also want to keep up on the world of open and … Continue reading

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Engelbart: Language as a Tool

I am still working on the Annotating Engelbart project. Gardner gave us a “syllabus,” in a way, that had a timeline and what we were going to read together, and in my usual fashion, I have taken off from there … Continue reading

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Women’s Day: Women in Philosophy

The Oxford University Press has an annoying post for Women’s Day that claims to be a timeline for “Landmark Moments for Women in Philosophy.” They weren’t really even trying.  For Oxford, the earliest woman philosopher they came up with was … Continue reading

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Engelbart: Bootstrapping and Symbiosis

Okay, for anyone reading these series of posts on Engelbart, here is where I begin to turn this huge ship towards pedagogy and ed tech. As I read through Engelbart’s Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework for the Annotating Engelbart project, I … Continue reading

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Engelbart: On Teaching Programming

This is my expanded response to the Jon Udell video that is part of the Annnotating Engelbart project. I appreciate the time Jon took to participate in this work. In Jon’s discussion with Gardner, he wonders if it is practical … Continue reading

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Engelbart: Technology and How It Gets That Way

This is one in a series of postings I am doing as part of the Engelbart annotation project. There will be some randomness to these notes but somehow, given the source document we are annotating, I think that is appropriate.  … Continue reading

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RISC Survey: Challenges to Student Success

These are my notes on the latest RISC Survey called “What Challenges to Success Do Community College Students Face?” from January 2019. I am mostly concerned with the education technology aspects of this report. Much of the report deals with … Continue reading

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No school like old school…

Next month I am joining a group online that is going to read and annotate Engelbart’s Doug Engelbart’s 1962 research report and manifesto, Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework. I first read about this in Gardner Cambell’s blog posting on the project. … Continue reading

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