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Student-Teacher Interaction Essential in Online Courses

(Click the image to see it larger.) Student-teacher interaction is essential in online courses. Online courses require rich content that includes many modalities for students to choose their learning path, including text, audio, video, kinesthetic and other modes. This is… Read More ›

Technology Enhancement: Fundamentally Flawed

Image Credit The use of the term “technology enhancement” is fundamentally flawed.  First definitions from dictionary.com: 1.to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify; 2.to raise the value or price of.       In schools this means purchasing a variety of techno gizmos so that teachers can teach the same way, moving… Read More ›

Normal is Revolutionary

Image Credit  “What’s revolutionary for adults is normal for kids,” stated Jaime Casap of Google to technology leaders at a meeting of the Illinois Chief Technology Officers today.  Casap implored school leaders to build great teachers, appeal to students’ motivations, focus on the basics,… Read More ›

Help me with this picture!

Image Credit Help me with this thought.  Recently, I listened to other technology leaders talk about virtualizing iPads so the schools could run Windows applications and Flash content on those devices.  This seems counterintuitive to the idea of portable technologies… Read More ›

“Blended Learning” Thoughts

Blended Learning Image Source    Here are some thoughts about “Blended Learning:”   Blended Learning is a new catch phrase of online learning enthusiasts, a modification of the term “hybrid courses.”  Essentially part of a student’s learning is a traditional classroom… Read More ›