There are 3 main ways in which technology can be used in education. One of them is horrible. One of them is neutral. One of them is great. One of them is used extensively. One of them is increasingly being used. One of them is not being used enough. One of them is technology being used to demonstrate an idea. One of them is using technology as a replacement for pen and paper. One of them is using technology to create.
Archive for March, 2009
Tags: creativity, education, pedagogy, problem solving, technology
Tags: 31268, education, html, technology, Uni, UTS, web, Web Systems, WS
This is the first of 3 lectures looking at the Web and how it fits into our world. We are starting off by looking at HTML as it is an important technology to understand and be familiar with for an IT professional. It is increasingly being used everywhere. The ability to write, manipulate and understand html and it’s philosophy is greatly beneficial.
Tags: business, effective, Inspiration, technology, workflow
Everyone is unique in the way they go about achieving things. Everything you do is unique and special in it’s own way. This can be in a little way, or this can be in a big way. It all depends on what you are doing and how much you want to take control of what it is that you are doing. However you approach it, the workflow you end up with is art. Continue reading ‘Your Workflow is Art’
Tags: experience, features, polish, technology, workflow
When looking at technology it’s very easy to get caught up in the features that are on offer. We should however be considering another aspect of the piece of technology which is the experience. Instead of asking the questions”
“What features has it got?”
“What can it do?”
We should be asking the questions: Continue reading ‘Experience is Everything, Forget Features’
Tags: education, technology, Uni, university, UTS
I’ve recently created a category for Uni. Here I intend to put thoughts regarding some of the material we are teaching in the subjects I have at UTS. Like any other subject we have a limited amount of time in which to teach, yet a whole wealth of material that we could cover. Often times we miss out on being able to cover some really interesting and thought provoking topics. So I thought I would discuss some of them here.
If you are a student in one of my subjects I hope reading these will give you interesting perspectives. If you are a past student of the subjects then I hope you find these illuminating. If you are just a passer by then I encourage you still to read them as they don’t directly refer to any of our subject material so you should still find them interesting. I also encourage you to post any comments you have, collaboration makes the world a better place. Continue reading ‘My experiences as an academic’
Tags: business, Inspiration, problem, rebuild, refine, solution
You have a problem and it needs solving. You have a current solution but it isn’t quite there. You think that to refine the existing solution isn’t going to cut it. A more elegant solution could be found by cutting your losses and starting over, to rebuild from scratch. Your boss however doesn’t want to do that as it will cost too much and potentially take a lot longer. Let’s look at this from both sides of the argument. Continue reading ‘Refine or rebuild’