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  • mcquaid 11:53 am on November 20, 2011
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    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/creators-canadian-designed-tablet-hope-bring-internet-entire-112507389.html Interesting venture-related article on a couple of Canadians hoping to get $60 tablets (running on $2/month limitless Internet plans that run on cellular networks) in the hands of the entire world. In a somewhat-related story, I was talking about augmented reality with a couple of musician friends of mine before a show yesterday (they […]

    Continue reading Tablets for several billion people… Posted in: Blog Café, Week 06: eBooks, Week 11: Mobiles
    • David William Price 7:21 pm on November 20, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Read up on what happened with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project. It’s considered by some as a pretty massive failure because they didn’t budget for training people how to use the machines, or maintaining the machines, or providing necessary infrastructure for machines.

    • mcquaid 2:59 am on November 21, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I’m familiar with the project – even used one of the devices once. I haven’t read much about its downfall, though – maybe when I’m done of this program and have some extra time!

      • kstooshnov 2:16 pm on November 21, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Hi Stephen,

        There was quite a lot of reading on the OLPC for ETEC 510, one of the core courses in the MET program. You could even develop an Augmented Reality entry for the UBC Design Wiki, if you are interested in taking this course sometime soon.


  • Tamara Wong 4:42 am on September 16, 2011
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    I chose to analyze Connie Malamed December 2010 opinion piece “Learning Technology Trends to Watch in 2011.”  In the true fashion of judging a book by its cover I chose this particular piece because of the visuals – a conscious choice as I feel I understand and learn better when there are visual cues that […]

    Continue reading Coles notes- Learning Tech Trends Posted in: Week 02: The Edtech Marketplace
    • themusicwoman 9:19 pm on September 16, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Dear Tamara,

      I literally closed my eyes and clicked on one of the links and I chose the same article. I also didn’t read anyone else’s post but I like whomever called it the “People Magazine” overview. 🙂 I agree with you that the comments were more informative but I liked the layout so will probably go back to the site. When I say I would recommend it, I’m actually thinking of some of the teachers I work with who are still hitting reply all instead of reply sender. Nice post.

    • khenry 5:54 am on September 17, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Tamara,
      I appreciate your multi-perspective approach to this discussion, particulalry the parallels made from your experience on the site to an integrated learning tool ( your language arts example).
      Perspective is an interesting thing. I agree that many of the accounts could benefit from further exploration. However, it could also be that Malamed is catering to a specific target audience, perhaps the kind of teachers MW mentioned, or objective, an introduction and brief overview to platform further research. Also, perhaps she could offer services that would garner deeper information. That in and of itself would be a viable venture.

    • mcquaid 3:28 pm on September 17, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi, Tamara.
      I had not thought about the language possibilities for AR before you mentioned them. It’s like taking Google Goggles to the next step… what a useful technology-aided ability that would be when traveling! One would just hope that those in charge of translation knew what they were doing and were trustworthy. When they aren’t, we all know what the consequences could be:

      Like you, I would only recommend it, I think, as a “neat little summary-type” article.

    • kstooshnov 1:07 pm on September 18, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Tamara,

      There is something to be said about the opening comment you made, how visually appealing Malamed’s blog is, and it may be an appeal to Gardner’s spatial intelligence, The phrase “judging a book by its cover” was meant to indicate shallow, snap judgements rather than a more academically-sound analysis of the book itself. Yet now with digital technology, does this old saw hold true? Like rotary phones, analog clocks and television dials, books are slowly being replaced by Web-based content (very slowly, it may be decades before children ask parents “what does dust jacket mean?”). Internet-users need those visual cues to incite their interests, even if it turns out to be the “People Magazine” version of learning technology. How many people are willing to read through a screenful of plain text to gather information? How many of us ETEC 522ers actually read through each edtech marketplace report before posting our responses? While Malamed’s predictions may not be absolutely informative, she has caught the attention of enough of us to continue on with this discussion.


  • kstooshnov 10:31 am on September 13, 2011
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    It is a beautiful thing, seeing text evolve from print to PDF to Web version, and the New Media Consortium played a large part in upping the ante while presenting these appealing predictions.  The fact that users can download this report in other languages such as German and Japanese, with an (even riskier) option to […]

    Continue reading New Media consorts on Horizon Report Posted in: Week 02: The Edtech Marketplace
  • Karen Jones 9:51 am on September 13, 2011
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    To the average educator, the pace at which new technologies appear may be overwhelming. The 2011 Horizons report has narrowed down the number of technologies judged most likely to impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher education over the next 4 years, from a list of 50 to a more manageable top 6. SUMMARY […]

    Continue reading NMC 2011 Horizons Report: A critical analysis Posted in: Week 02: The Edtech Marketplace
    • kstooshnov 5:23 pm on September 13, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Karen,

      I’d be interested to hear which of the technologies make the cut in your pro-d presentation, and if possible, bring these ideas to your North Van home for the teachers there. NMC’s Web version is amazing, isn’t it?!


    • bcourey 5:38 pm on September 13, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I too appreciate the breadth of the Horizon report (but like the Navigator even more now that I have explored the site) and we have used it in our department planning meetings when selecting what tools we would include in our blended learning projects. I will definitely look for the K-12 edition you are referring too. Thanks for pointing that out.

    • Everton Walker 8:44 pm on September 13, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Karen Jones,

      Interesting report. However, do you think the 6 selected technologies with be significant globally or just in a few locations? Even though it qualitatively done, I would really like to see some stats to get a better understanding of what actually took place and reasons for decision taken.

    • Deb Giesbrecht 5:24 am on September 14, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      It is interesting that they focus on higher education versus K-12. Wondering if that is a more economically viable environment? or is that where many of the technological changes are seen?

    • Angela Novoa 9:18 am on September 14, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Deb, I was wondering the same thing. I posted a critique about ELI’s 7 Things you should know about… and I had the same sense….
      Karen, About your ideas, I also read the NMC report and two things that kept my attention was that they specified who were behind this report and that its focus is global.


  • David Vogt 8:21 pm on September 1, 2011
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    Augmented reality, a capability that has been around for decades, is shifting from what was once seen as a gimmick to a bonafide game-changer. The layering of information over 3D space produces a new experience of the world, sometimes referred to as “blended reality,” and is fueling the broader migration of computing from the desktop […]

    Continue reading Augmented Reality Posted in: Emerging Markets Poll
    • David William Price 7:52 am on September 8, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      There was a great story in Bill Bryson’s book about the Appalachian Trail… a kid on a mountaintop with an electronic GPS who could tell you the height, the location in latitude and longitude, the temperature and air pressure…. but could not tell you where he really was or where he needed to go next. I hate to confuse data with actually knowing something, or a focus on data instead of a focus on the real world and its cues all around us.

    • kstooshnov 1:16 pm on September 9, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Before mobile devices, during a family dinner, my Dad would often get and go to the encyclopedia to look up some information based on a conversation at the table. Now that we all have smartphones, all that information is literally at our fingertips, but we generally keep them away from the table. The great thing about augmented reality would be the ease with which we can pluck information out of thin air. Always there if we need it, but hopefully there’s an off switch so that conversation can resume at family dinner tables.

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