Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

Latest Posts

Drowning in waste paper

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.

March 12, 2006 by Marc Wagner


Mashing up education

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.

March 8, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


Blocking blogsites

At Assorted Stuff, Tim Stahmer chimes in on the growing movement of schools blocking blogsites like

March 7, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


eSchool News top ed blogs

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.

March 7, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


Religion in schools

It no longer matters as much what icon appears on the splash screen when students boot their machines.

March 7, 2006 by Christopher Dawson


Video: Weblogs in the classroom

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.

March 6, 2006 by ZDNet Editor