Articles Posted in the " Education " Category

  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CUMBERLAND VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT:

    I sent this letter to the President of the School Board.  I wanted to share it with you all as well, and if you support CV THON and Drivers’ Education, please, take the time to write him as well.  His...


  • When consumers don’t drive the market…

    When consumers don’t drive the market…

    Who are the consumers of textbooks? And how do you define a consumer? We had this discussion recently on the podcast Real Tech for Real People episode 97. We were discussing the increasing use of tablets, and specifically iPads, in...


  • Content and Delivery entwined?

    Content and Delivery entwined?

    Must content and delivery be inextricably entwined? For centuries our ability to gather content and disseminated wirh tide is not just to the content but to the media and the physical media that was used for delivery. If you wanted...


  • Your life, as Venn (Diagrams)

    Your life, as Venn (Diagrams)

    One of the challenges I face is figuring out how to share my various [work interests/hobbies] in a way that shows the relationship between them.  Especially as an academic, trying to show how my various apparently dissimilar research efforts were related posed...


  • The Problem with PowerPoint — is US!

    The Problem with PowerPoint — is US!

    I have been a proponent of the “Presentation 2.0” style as a generic term and concept since attending the PodCamp Pittsburgh 2 in 2007.  In that PodCamp we heard from Chris Brogan who reminded us that the power of the...


  • How to motivate students to read each others’ blogs…

    How to motivate students to read each others’ blogs…

    My brother wrote recently in his blog a response to a student who apparently had some concerns about the apparent futility of writing blogs as a regular (weekly) assignment.  That had me thinking about sharing here the ways I have...


  • Create a textbook from Wiki–and give your students a real benefit!

    Create a textbook from Wiki–and give your students a real benefit!

    I have created a short Tutorial Video on how to create a book using content from Wikipedia.  There is great content available, and I think this is one way that faculty can deliver quality textbooks to their students at affordable...


  • Amazon Lied? No–more likely, people can’t do math…

    Amazon Lied? No–more likely, people can’t do math…

    My brother shared with me an interesting posting, where the question is asked “Is Amazon Lying about eBooks outselling printed books?” I found the post to be an interesting read but there exists one GLARING problem:  they misuse statistics and...


  • Wikipedia lets you print a book! (of wiki information)

    Wikipedia lets you print a book! (of wiki information)

    Let’s say you are searching around wiki trying to learn about a general topic area, and you find several pages, or even a category that covers the topic you are interested in. It used to be you would have to...


  • Right to Privacy, abortion, and paying your taxes?

    Right to Privacy, abortion, and paying your taxes?

    The connectedness of… a newly selected nominee to the US Supreme Court, the abortion issue… Arizona immigration law… and a Pennsylvania tax amnesty commercial? Privacy.  PRIVACY.  The RIGHT to PRIVACY.  Do you believe we should have a right to privacy?  Should we...