Tool Reflections

Last week, Jane Hart published her latest Top Tools list.  This was the 15th annual list compiled by Jane, and a bit of a surprise.  She noted, “2021 was the YEAR OF DISRUPTION! There were a substantial number of new tools nominated this year so the main list has now been extended to 300 tools to accommodate them, and… Read more Tool Reflections

The Blogs I Read Now

Tomorrow, I once again will be teaching the Northeastern course EDU-6323 – Technology as a Medium for Learning.  This course has gone through a number of changes since I first taught it in 2015. At it’s core is the GRAD-602 course that Jeff Nugent and I taught back at VCU in the last decade.  I… Read more The Blogs I Read Now

Two Questions to My Class

We are starting the second week of an 8-week online graduate course for Northeastern University titled Technology as a Medium for Learning (EDU-6323). During this course, the middle six weeks explore different aspects of edtech, while we read and reflect on the learning science lessons embedded in Michelle Miller’s book Minds Online.  This week, the… Read more Two Questions to My Class

Thanks Wayback

Today is the start of my Northeastern class EDU-6323 – Technology as a Medium for Learning.  It also provided an interesting lesson in edtech! I spent several weeks in December setting up the course, which I have taught before…shifting some readings, condensing a week on video and adding a week on AR/VR, and re-recording my… Read more Thanks Wayback

Continual Beta or Plan B

This coming week, students in ILD-831 will be exploring tools for learning, including the analysis of a specific tool that they chose and exploration for how that tool might impact leadership. Meanwhile, in my EDU-6323 class, several students commented that articles such as Mike Wesch’s (2009) From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able and EDUCAUSE’s (2015) Next Generation… Read more Continual Beta or Plan B

Chatbots and the Human Element

I have just started a new section of Northeastern’s EDU-6323: Technology as a Medium for Learning.  This is the accelerated 8-week version for summer, covering an array of digital technologies and their integration into K12, higher ed, or corporate training sessions. During the first week, the assigned readings included: Michael Wesch. (2009). From Knowledgable to… Read more Chatbots and the Human Element

Rewriting the Rules

I downloaded the 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report, which looks at the challenges ahead for businesses and HR professionals.  This report suggested that with a more digital, global, diverse, automated and social workforce, HR rules need to be updated. Drawing from Tom Friedman’s 2016 book Thank You For Being Late (which I just… Read more Rewriting the Rules

What is Truth?

In the New Testament Bible, John 18:38, Pilate responds to Jesus’s statement that he should bear witness to the truth with this question, “What is truth?”  Two thousand years later, we seem to still be grappling with this question. This past year, 2016, was a year in which “truth” became very nuanced.  Oxford Dictionaries selected… Read more What is Truth?