Category Archives: Nature of technology

One Way to Improve Your Teaching

Sometimes I am asked what is the most important part of teaching effectively or what is the one thing that I’d recommend for people to try. Unfortunately, I don’t believe the question can be answered. There is no single thing … Continue reading

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Face-to-Face vs. Online

I’ve been skeptical of online education for quite some time. First, putting courses online is often pursued for economic gain. Unfortunately, the infrastructue costs and low class sizes needed to make online courses effective mean the margin for profit is … Continue reading

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Capture the Flag

I originally wrote this post in 2011. I fear the issue has only gotten worse.  ——————- Right now, the TV is on, but Shelby and I are each working on our laptops – in the same room, but somewhere else. … Continue reading

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4 Changes to Schooling without Capitalism

My main research area has morphed into thinking about how the philosophy of technology might be taught in schools. However, I often think about how philosophy of technology ideas might apply to schooling as a technological system. One of the … Continue reading

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3 reasons I use technology every time I teach

I recently co-taught a graduate course for inservice teachers. One of the modules I was leading was about educational technology. So, given the limited time (about 4 instructional hours), I had to do some hard thinking about what I wanted … Continue reading

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Wondering Wednesdays: Structure or no structure?

Based on my post yesterday, I had a few different conversations. One was virtual with John Spencer.  John has been thinking about creativity and design thinking for quite some time, he even wrote a related book recently called “Launch“.  Needless … Continue reading

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Technological Tuesdays: The design process

As I noted yesterday, I’m trying out theme days on my blog. My hope is to encourage more frequency and variation in my reflection. In sticking with my alliteration, I’m going to try to tackle technological reflections on Tuesdays. Today, … Continue reading

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