Unfortunately the article muses on the need for a Canadian identity in this initiative, we still seem slight on ideas. Does anyone out there know of institutions with concrete Educational Technology Planning units? I can speak to SIAST having one.
<sarcasm> Way to fight it! We will get this Pandora’s box shut I swear! </sarcasm>
Interestingly in the same article…
“In a separate resolution, ETFO voted to study the effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, the potentially harmful radiation emitted by cellphones. A report is due on the matter in February.”
How do we accommodate users who do not want to learn the technology in the first place? At least for those interested in tackling the monster, The Sloan Consortium is here to help.
This type of initiative is important in PSE institutes are to meet the ever increasing desire to fill seats. Though you could entertain the idea of being more available online…but I guess that doesn’t let you construct new buildings. Kind of a Catch-22
I think this kind of collaboration between PSE institutions with specific specialties is the future of education in an online global community.
At least we are tied for second last…
We really gotta change this stat, pull up your bootstraps SK!
This might not be news to some of you out there, but for others it may be an reinforcing piece of information. Unfortunately I find the article somewhat misguided…
“When tablets surged in popularity with the introduction of the Android operating system…”
Nice to know that Android did most of the heavy lifting in bringing tablets to the market. Also…
“The key to using a tablet in the classroom is finding models that have as many connectivity ports as possible. Ports provide the flexibility of connecting directly to a PC hard drive for file saving and storage.”
Which totally misses a little something I like to call “pedagogy” (look it up, it is going to be huge) and design, let alone the need to be system agnostic or cloud accessible. But alas, it looks like my interest in this article is to shoot apart it’s fallacies.
Perhaps I am being too harsh? Digest for yourself in the link as follows: