September 13, 2011Welcome
Video - Change causes problems - Tech support in the middle ages
- the thing that consumes most of your time now,
- interest in the course (least worst option is ok),
- interest in the course (if any)
- interesting fact about you
- come prepared - read/watch/listen and reflect so you can contribute
- do your weekly writing commentaryCourse Outline - our web spaces and the wiki and the files that are there.
Assignment choices - work hard, but make it worth your while. Feel free to suggest alternatives.
Ponder this for w minute or two: How do you decide if a K-12 education has been worthwhile? Does it make a difference if you are thinking about your own child?
What is technology and how do we judge its effects (intended or otherwise)?
What is Educational Technology, Anyway? (Hlynka and Jacobsen)
- will this help or hinder our pursuit?
We will come at the ideas from a number of perspectives:
- brain researchers
- the influence of language
- psycho-social researchers
video excerpt - The Gods Must Be Crazy! Understanding disruptive technology and ourselves
- What is the ‘bias’ of the bush people? In other words what are their critical values?
- What is your bias (ie. what is your background, experience, learning preference, risk management, greatest fear)
- What is our societal bias?
- Who do we listen to regarding ed tech? (philosophers, upper admin, ‘salespeople’, ‘evangelists’ or vested interest groups?, passionate early-adopting educators;
The Seductiveness of Upcoming Technology - part of a Future Interfaces presentation
More consideration/critique of the socio-cultural individual - Read Redekopp's Dissertation Excerpts please
Denis Hlynka on McLuhan
Some critiques and references related to technology.