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Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages

From tablets to Google Glasses, education technology has a colorful history. Take a look back and a peek forward.
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The first massive open online course (MOOC) is believed to have been the 2008 course "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge," created by George Siemens, then an associate director of research and development with the Learning Technologies Centre at the University of Manitoba, and Stephen Downes, an online learning and new media designer and commentator.

The attention focused on MOOCs intensified in 2011 and 2012, thanks to a handful of commercial offerings such as Coursera, Udacity, Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (ALISON) and others sealing alliances with traditional academic institutions, accompanied by a surge of venture capital investment into the sector. Harvard and MIT also made a splash with edX, a not-for-profit MOOC that currently offers courses from 12 universities.

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jmcmonagle570
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jmcmonagle570,
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5/14/2013 | 1:08:05 PM
re: Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
This presentation was a complete waste of time.
Ellis Booker
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Ellis Booker,
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3/11/2013 | 3:42:24 PM
re: Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
RoyRay,

Point taken. Video is an important teaching medium, and it deserves more attention. A review of how video has been used--and will be used--in education would make an interesting topic. Feel free to share resources with me (here or via email: ellisbooker@gmail.com). --Ellis Booker
RoyRay
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RoyRay,
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3/6/2013 | 4:53:24 PM
re: Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
Your review of educational/instructional technology is narrow and restricted. Technologies, as you demonstrate by the inclusion of printing and correspondence classes, are broad and varied in how they interface with humans and with the content being presented. You left out an enormous field of technology in the history of education, that of the use of moving images, particularly film and video. From WWII to the beginning decade of the 20th Century, film and video use in the classroom was extensive and pervasive.School districts and regions maintained huge film libraries with elaborate distribution systems.Whole state instructional television networks broadcast hundreds of curricular series into daytime classes, used by teachers who had by prepped with training and provided teacher's guides for each series. The Agency for Instructional Technology, for which I worked, pioneered off-air recording rights so teachers could record instructional video and use programs at their pleasure. Just remember that computers are not the totality of technology.
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2/28/2013 | 7:15:07 PM
re: Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link." How's that working out for you so far?
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