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58 Tech and MOOC tech

The history of IT and Edu Tech is not about the empowerment that would technically be available, and it is amazing how a mulish ignorance persistently keeps back some simple powerful technologies, e.g. innovative mapping, or even OPML.


I watched Stephen Downes’s beautiful slides about “The Future of Learning Technology”, and made notes about Agency, what we learn, Creative Experiences, textbooks, apprenticeships, and more. Continue reading

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Edtech weariness?

For me, the distinction between my optimism and pessimism about ed tech is rather simple: I believe in simple, low tech tools that are really tools and not patronizing prostheses.
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Make it Meaningful

I bought @quinnovator’s new book “Make It Meaningful”, and I like it very much.
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Teaching Machines

It is an important book, because without such a deep insight into the history of teacherless instruction, today’s new teaching machines are probably doomed to repeat some crucial errors over again. And it gets the reader inspired to ask themselves.
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Didactic sliders

I liked the idea of the sliders by Krommer, Klee & Wampfler (in particular, “As much simple technology as possible“), and I reused it in my simple Tool:

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#EL30 Two tasks

One task was a content-addressed resource, and the other was explaining Jupyter notebooks to 4 different personas.
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#rhizo14 OPML Feedlist

I’m an old-fashioned fan of plain old blogs instead of Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. So I assembled an OPML list of some bloggers who have joined the rhizo14 course. The OPML list may be fetched from It can be … Continue reading

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Between Empowerment and Patronization: 40 Years IT

My first contact with IT was 40 years ago. Spectacular speeds and sizes of storage and transportation of formerly analog carriers, never impressed me. For me, really new empowerment came through rearranging, and sorting and quick grouping. And many of the great novelties ignited hopes that were bigger than the reality emerging later.
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Enchanted by the tools

Lisa Lane has a great advice for the unnecessarily intimidated among faculty: Playing around with online tools oneself, but not getting enchanted by the tools.
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CCK08 Week 4 History of Social Web

My emphasis would have been much different, at least about the relevance of gopher.
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