Get Naked: Rethinking Technology in the Classroom

Goucher College president Jose Bowen is outspoken for his views on how college teaching has to change. In a new interview with EdSurge, he explains his views and how “naked teaching” could help all of us improve our teaching. Continue reading Get Naked: Rethinking Technology in the Classroom

EdTech as Friend or Foe: Where Do You Stand

Where do you stand on educational technology. Do you actively support its use and are you willing to try just about anything at least once? Or are you skeptical and concerned that most edtech is taking learning in the wrong direction? Perhaps we are emerging from a phase of edtech development to one of edtech productivity. Continue reading EdTech as Friend or Foe: Where Do You Stand

Yes – There is a National EdTech Plan

Did you know there is a National Educational Technology Plan? While it mostly addresses the K-12 learning environment there’s worthwhile information here for academic blended librarians. Today’s K-12 students are our future students, so it’s valuable to see how edtech is developing in their learning environment. Continue reading Yes – There is a National EdTech Plan

The Last Overhead Projector

Reading that the University of Colorado Boulder was eliminating the last of its overhead projectors got me thinking about the last time I used one and whether learning is about the technology – however outdated it may be – or the way instructors apply it in the classroom. Continue reading The Last Overhead Projector