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21st Century Problem

Studying humans is a hard thing to do.  We are not a discrete lump of information, and we don’t pattern very well.  Most of the mis-guided assumptions of past ideologies about how science can tame the wildness of anthropological study are just that: wrong guesses.  322 more words

Meditations

Week 7- Clash of Paradigms

The clash of paradigms described by Dr. Leonard Waks and Sir Kenneth Robinson is a struggle between preserving the hierarchical industrial model of education by reforming schooling on the one side, and deploying digital and network technologies to transform education by evolving schools into open educational centers of learning on the other.  1,578 more words

Critical Educational Technology Issues (TIE 515)

Week 6- School Complexity

What makes schools complex?  At the risk of sounding crass, they are comprised of  and surrounded by human beings.  Human beings of all ages, types, and backgrounds; each with their own needs, ideas, expectations, styles, and plans of action for what they think should and shouldn’t be happening in schools.  1,435 more words

Critical Educational Technology Issues (TIE 515)

Week 5- Cunningham v. Waks

This week’s readings got a change-up.  In addition to our assigned chapters from Education 2.0, we also had to read Dr. Cunningham’s critique of the text in… 1,414 more words

Critical Educational Technology Issues (TIE 515)

What’s in it for Me? Motivating Your Learners

People have talked about the WIIFM (“What’s in it for me?”) factor in educational theory for decades. It’s the idea that is if people know what benefits training has for them personally, they’ll be more invested. 50 more words

Elearning

The Honest Truth

As the stock text of this blog template indicated (before I deleted it): this is my first blog post.  So, hi!  It’s me, Mrs. Pearsall, or maybe Danna if we’re friends. 478 more words

About Me

Week 2- "Education & Change" and the American High School

Introduction

Two ideas in this week’s reading particularly stuck with me, not because the notions are necessarily new, but because of how they were elaborated, placed in the context of our course work, and how they then framed my reflections on my high school experiences.   1,429 more words

Critical Educational Technology Issues (TIE 515)