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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 online virtual world Second Life, developed by Linden Lab and launched in 2003, might have failed in its goal of creating a general-purpose consumer platform, but it still holds a fascination for some educators. By one count, some 300 universities around the world teach courses or conduct research in SL. Adult English language instruction appears to be the leading educational application.

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jmcmonagle570
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5/14/2013 | 1:08:05 PM
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This presentation was a complete waste of time.
Ellis Booker
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3/11/2013 | 3:42:24 PM
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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: [email protected]). --Ellis Booker
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3/6/2013 | 4:53:24 PM
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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
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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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