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Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.
Of all the services provided by the university IT department, the most mundane and the least cost-effective is printing. While the technology for placing ink onto paper has changed dramatically in the last 25 years, the underlying principle has changed little since the invention of movable type in 1455 A.
Speaking at Sun's Worldwide Education and Research Conference in New York, CEO Scott McNealy launched a new nonprofit that he said would launch the process of "open-sourcing education."
New Office of Education Technology also asserts that the federal government has not abandoned edtech even as the administration proposes to eliminate the Enhancing Education Through Technology program.
The end of the textbook should be nigh. Connected by the internet, teachers and students can build their customized, mashed-up core content out of a dynamic flow of websites, original writing, news feeds, and multimedia analysis.
I've read two interesting pieces this week (Have educators fallen off the tech bandwagon? and Should universities change teaching to accommodate a generation raised on mobile technology?
At Assorted Stuff, Tim Stahmer chimes in on the growing movement of schools blocking blogsites like blogspot.com.
eSchool News annoints four ed bloggers "the best" - Tim Stahmer's Assorted Stuff, Frank LaBanca's Applied Science Research, Wes Fryer's Moving at the Speed of Creativity and Andrew Rotherham's EduWonk.
It no longer matters as much what icon appears on the splash screen when students boot their machines.
Will Richardson, who writes the weblogg-ed blog, has posted links to a video presented at the National Education Computing Conference back in 2004. ere's a quasi-transcript of the section where Richardson, student Toni Lynn Gibson and parent Pamela Mahon discuss the impact of using blogs.