Listen. Do you hear that click-press-patter of fingertips on a keyboard? Is it interrupting the lecture? Is the student taking notes or emailing a friend?
Pause for a moment. Scan the classroom. Are the downward faces tilted toward a glass screen? Does a soft glow emanate from below desks as statuses update, are liked, and text messages sent? A phone is held out. Is a picture being taken of the whiteboard and loaded into Evernote or is a video being recorded to be uploaded to Youtube.
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“If you don’t watch it people will force you one way or the other, into doing what they think you should do, or into just being mule-stubborn and doing the opposite out of spite.”
― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
This is a story about failure. It’s a story about learning and lofty goals; but, still, it’s a story about failure. And, the failure is all mine.
In September, I wrote a post, Lifelong Learning: MOOC’s vs Liberal Arts Colleges, and stated my intention to experiment by enrolling in both MOOC’s and a real course. Right there, did you catch that? I said, real course, and that’s an issue with MOOC’s. Put another way, it’s a thought process that led to my failure.
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In the last six months the buzz has been about Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, and edX, but what about the Saylor Foundation? If you want to learn more about the Saylor Foundation and the story… Read More »Learning More about the Saylor Foundation
This week, Karen G. Schneider, wrote an article in American Libraries titled “Personal Branding for Librarians.” It created a bit of a stir on forums and Twitter. And, I think what agitates people is the… Read More »Cutting through the Jargon of Personal Branding for Academics and Librarians
This morning I read an article in the NY Times, “Google Wants to Join the Party, Not Crash It” in which ubiquitous computing was mentioned. The basic point of the article is that tech companies are… Read More »Ubiquitous Computing and Cheating in the Classroom: Will the New Honor Code Be a Service Agreement?
I’ve got a new post up on Eduhacker – Ubiquitous Computing and Cheating in the Classroom: Will the New Honor Code Be a Service Agreement?. Check it out!