Press Clippings: Challenges and Trends

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2011: The Year Ahead in IT
http://blog.case.edu/lev.gonick/2011/01/04/2011_the_year_ahead_in_it
Case Western Reserve's VP for Information Technology Services, Lev Gonick, offers his annual look at the challenges and trends ahead in IT for education. Lev's insights and commentary are always insightful and illuminating. While aimed at higher education, this information can find use in the K12 area as well. - KeeneH KeeneH Feb 7, 2011 - will.richardson will.richardson Feb 17, 2011 - horncheah horncheah Feb 23, 2011
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Florida or Ghana, E-Reading Innovators Face the Same Challenges
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/florida_or_ghana_e-reading_innovators_face_...
Two organizations, a high school in Florida and a nonprofit in Ghana, both are experimenting with using e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle in the classroom. What they are finding is that students are hacking into these devices and replacing academic content, with non-academic content thus providing issues related to using these devices. The Kindle does not have parental controls so it is possible to download any content onto the devices once an academic account on the device has been compromised. This poses a real challenge to those hoping to use devices like this in the classroom.
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- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011


Why iPads Aren't Ready For Classrooms... Yet
http://gizmodo.com/5742925/why-ipads-arent-ready-for-classrooms-yet
This article from Gizmodo highlights some of the current challenges with using iPads in classrooms. These range from difficulty entering text to display screens being hard on children's eyes if used for long periods of time. However, this article also emphasizes the promise of these devices if these challenges are addressed. The article focuse on the use iPads in a prepartory school in Knoxville, TN where it is mandatory that children in grades 4-12 have an iPad.- bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
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Hyper Island School
http://www.hyperisland.se/
Hyper Island School is a unique school that has recently opened some new campuses. The school's director David McCall has described the school as: There's no teachers, no grades, no theory, no lessons. For the first few weeks they will probably be completely frustrated because we do team work and they won't get to do much with digital projects. Then come the projects, they take on different roles and slowly they will start to see why we spent that time at the beginning as they relate it to the team work. Further information can be found at:
- horncheah horncheah Feb 23, 2011
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5 Higher Ed Tech Trends To Watch in 2011
http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/12/09/5-higher-ed-tech-trends-to-watch...
This post at Campus Technology gives an overview of five technologies that educators should keep their eyes on in 2011. These include the spread of wireless, mobile device adoption, increased attention to online education and finding a balance between over-using technology and not using it effectively.- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
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- keith.krueger keith.krueger Feb 22, 2011
- virginie.aimard virginie.aimard Feb 21, 2011 - horncheah horncheah Feb 23, 2011

Are You Ready for IPv6? You've Got 6 Months
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/are_you_ready_for_ipv6_youve_got_6_months.p...
As the number of IP addresses approaches the limits for this version of IP, a new version offers almost unlimted addresses but you have to be prepared to make the move over. This article talks about what is involved with IPv6 and what it means for IT adminstrators and others dealing with IP addresses.
(Added to Navigator Dec 7, 2010)

10+ Ways to Promote a Learning Culture in your School (revisited) : 2¢ Worth
http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/?p=2777
This post revisits some of the authors thoughts about Personal Learning Networks and his move away from this approach. Instead, he talks more broadly about how to foster a culture of learning within one's school. He gives a number of ideas, some related to technology and some not. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011 - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 15, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
- roger.blamire roger.blamire Feb 16, 2011: Interesting ideas, eg gamifying the school environment to make it more playful, but the article, like several others here, is not about 'Challenges and Trends'; are systemic challenges to school systems relevant, like early drop-out, lack of STEM graduates, social inclusion, not to mention decarbonising education and managing more for less at a time of spending cuts in many countries? - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011

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Confessions of an Aca/Fan: Archives: Multitasking and Continuous Partial Attention: An Interview with Linda Stone (Part One)
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/11/multitasking_and_continuous_pa.html
Henry Jenkins interviews technology visionary Linda Stone about the challenges facing young people as they cope with managing large amounts of information they encounter on the web and the distractions it can bring. Stone talks in depth about what she has seen in her work over the years and offers some insights into this issue. The interview is continued in Part 2 also found on this blog by Henry Jenkins. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Dec 3, 2010)

How the Gates Foundation Will Spend Its Education-Technology Dollars
http://chronicle.com/blogPost/How-the-Gates-Foundation-Will/27362/
This article is an interview with senior program officer, Josh Jarrett, of the Gates Foundation. Garrett discusses how the foundation plans on investing in K-12 and later higher education online learning resources and initiatives. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011- Gavin Gavin Feb 18, 2011
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Innovation, Education and Makers - O'Reilly Radar
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/10/innovation-education-and-the-m.html
This O'Reilly Rader post discusses what would happen if the do-it-yourself tinkering of the Maker community was unleashed into education. What would the effects be? What kind of impact would it have on education and exploration for learning?
(Added to Navigator Oct 4, 2010)

Hacks Into Hackers
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/magazine/19Essays-HigherEd-t.html
The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is starting a dual-degree master’s program in journalism and computer science. Many j-schools teach how to edit videos and write HTML, the Internet’s simplest code. One goal of the Columbia program, according to Bill Grueskin, the dean of academic affairs, is to produce journalists who will “take it several steps beyond — to where they’re creating a lot of their own new tools.”
(Added to Navigator Sep 29, 2010)

Education As a Platform
http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/09/education-as-a-platform.html
Data-driven software architecture has potential to disrupt school systems as more people use this type of platform. The disruption occurs on both a software and human systems level. As data-driven approaches to computing increase, these can be powerful tools for students to empower themselves for more personalized and flexible learning. - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 15, 2011 you can't expect 21st century learning when you have 20th century practices (ie standards) forced on you (or 19th century learning spaces)...we need to have more debate about what should be valued in the 21st century.- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011 - will.richardson will.richardson Feb 17, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
- keith.krueger keith.krueger Feb 22, 2011
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5 Ways Tech Startups Can Disrupt Education
http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2010/08/31/5-ways-tech-startups-can-disrupt-educ...
George Siemens gives his take on ReadWriteWeb's article about how start-ups can disrupt education in various ways.
(Added to Navigator Sep 20, 2010)

5 Key Trends of 2010: Half-Year Report for The Web
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5_key_trends_of_2010_half-year_report_for_t...
ReadWriteWeb gives some insight into the top five trends for the first half of 2010.
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5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010
http://thejournal.com/Articles/2009/12/10/5-K12-Technology-Trends-for-2010.aspx
With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you'll want to watch in the new year. Here they are.

- horncheah horncheah Feb 23, 2011
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TV is Dead
http://www.videomaker.com/article/14797/
This post looks at the challenges facing television technology and how these will change as the technology improves.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

The Year Ahead in IT
http://blog.case.edu/lev.gonick/2010/01/06/2010_the_year_ahead_for_it_in_higher_...
Lev Gonick offers an insightful look what the top ten trends will be for IT in higher education in 2010.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

The Internet in 2020: What the Experts Predict
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/what_will_the_internet_look_like_in_2020_he...
This post gives a summary of a Pew Research report where 800 internet experts were interviewed about what the network will look like in 2020. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 15, 2011 I thought the discussion at this link...couldn't help myself...was again addressing what should be valued in learning today http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/predictions/2010survey.pdf see page 5 and the contrast between Nicholas Carr and Jamais Cascio.- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
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Place Your Bets 2010: Location Based Services + Augmented Reality
http://www.thetrendwatch.com/2010/01/18/place-your-bets-2010-location-based-serv...
As mobile social apps become more prevalent, the trend will be to incorporate more location based services such as augmented reality. - alan alan Feb 7, 2011 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Overwhelmed? Welcome the Age of Curation
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/05/feeling-overwhelmed-welcome-the-age-of-cu...
As more and more information becomes available online, people may turn to curation as a way to help filter the best types of content. This post also looks at how Apple has curated its App Store and the content that appears on their devices.
- judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011 - will.richardson will.richardson Feb 17, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011

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Old Media, New Media and Where the Rubber Meets the Road
http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/07/old-media-new-media-and-where.html
O'Reilly Radar post explores the challenges traditonal media faces as new media makes in roads into society and our everyday lives.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Giz Explains: Why HTML5 Isn't Going to Save the Internet
http://gizmodo.com/5461711/giz-explains-why-html5-isnt-going-to-save-the-interne...
This post at Gizmodo gives an overview of HTML5 and what challenges and trends are facing this new specification for web content.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Education Trends to Watch for in 2010
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoftuseducation/archive/2009/12/28/education-trends...
This post offers some reflections on what challenges education may face in 2010 including some thoughts on blended learning as this term comes into use in education.
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

Digital Access, Collaboration a Must for Students
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/03/16/digital-access-collaboration-a-must-for-st...
Students increasingly are taking education into their own hands with personal technology experiences, a trend with important implications for schools. - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 15, 2011 - roger.blamire roger.blamire Feb 16, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011- mscofino mscofino Feb 18, 2011 - bwatwood bwatwood Feb 20, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011 - horncheah horncheah Feb 23, 2011
(Added to Navigator Sep 13, 2010)

11 Reasons Advanced Technology Classrooms Fail
http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2010/04/28/11-Reasons-Advanced-Technology-C...
It is likely that the vast majority of advanced technology classroom projects succeed in some measure, though far too many fall short of fully meeting the expectations of those who envisioned, funded, and built them. - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 15, 2011 I could also add time poor and reform weary teachers and administrators...but frankly I think this is another excuse.- Gavin Gavin Feb 19, 2011
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Web 3.0 and its Relevance for Instruction
http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/02/03/web-3.0-and-its-relevance-for-instruction.aspx?sc_lang=en
The implications for knowledge construction and applied learning increase considerably from spending time locating information and organizing information to an assumption that information is not only there but embedded and tagged so that time can be spent on constructing knowledge from the existing information immediately. - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 12, 2011 - roger.blamire roger.blamire Feb 16, 2011 - garry.putland garry.putland Feb 15, 2011- leslie.conery leslie.conery Feb 16, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011 - horncheah horncheah Feb 23, 2011


What makes a Good Learning Game? Going beyond edutainment
http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=153-1
This article presents a helicopter view on what often happens when you apply these principles and ignore the fundamental structure of games. You may very well create a learning game that is motivating, and uses level and feedback in some ways, but still fail miserable.- guus guus Feb 18, 2011- cristiana.mattos cristiana.mattos Feb 20, 2011


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