Sometimes What’s Broke in Education Can’t Be Fixed by Tech, says Michael Wesch

Recently The Chronicle of Higher Education said it more emphatically with the headline: “A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working.” According to the Chronicle, it seems that Internet superstar/Youtube ethnographer, Professor Michael Wesch of Kansas State … Continue reading Sometimes What’s Broke in Education Can’t Be Fixed by Tech, says Michael Wesch

FullSail Grads Comes Back & Grills Us on Web2 & Education

Nick Briscoe, Full Sail emdtms grad, talks with Dr. Deason, Dr. Ludgate and moi about Web 2.0 tools such as social networking and their use in education. This is the of Nick’s first episode of Educatium, which he’s created with fellow emdtms grads Paul Martin, Aletha Williams and Emily Wray. They can only get better from this beginning video podcast. Really.

Here’s a bonus outtake of Dr. Siegel wanting to join in as we were setting up the interview:
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freedom to screw up required if one wants perfection: emdt students reflect on blogging

An open letter to my emdt co-workers, co-conspirators & creativity enablers, On one level or another I’ve been teaching communication and writing since I took my first teaching assignment 15-years ago. One thing that I learned right away was that it seemed to be a big function of the education system to take the eagerness of our little learners to share their every creation and over time crush it down to nothing, such that every fourth grader knows that no one wants hear what they have to say and even less what they think. The smart ones, in this system, … Continue reading freedom to screw up required if one wants perfection: emdt students reflect on blogging

Macworld expo, gnomedex or SxSW 2010 – What’s a Media Educator To Do?

Over the past three years my attendance at Macworld Expo has been completely automatic but with Apple pulling out of the conference and then having the conference moved to February I’m not sure that attending the 2010 conference will be the best use of my increasingly diminished conference funds. I recognize that the Macworld isn’t just about the keynote, but I had the good fortune to go to the historic 2007 keynote when Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone and none of the following keynotes have matched that high. And as great as the keynote can be as far as … Continue reading Macworld expo, gnomedex or SxSW 2010 – What’s a Media Educator To Do?