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Screen Time

Twenty-three years ago, my children were between the ages of two and five.  Computers were not a mainstay in everyone’s home and the definition of screen time related to watching television.  Just like today, we had Sesame Street and Thomas… Continue Reading →

The Legacy of Seymour Papert

MIT News, suggested that Seymour Papert’s “…ideas and inventions have transformed how children around the world create and learn” (MIT, 2016).  Papert contributed to creating change in education by recognizing that computers can be used to deliver instruction and information… Continue Reading →

Debating effects of Media and Technology on Learning

Co-authored by: Leigha Nevay, Tala Mami, Caroline Monsell, Kerry Sharples, and Owen Lloyd Image retrieved from: Retrieved from https://medium.com/@_mufarrohah/the-influences-of-technology-and-media-on-learning-process-de86ac9d7da6. Summary of the Points of View in Clark and Kozma’s Papers Richard E. Clark and Robert B. Kozma are considered by… Continue Reading →

Seymour Papert

Attached is the annotated bibliography for Seymour Papert.  His work was very interesting and he is definitely an inspiration to TechEd. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JbaNEQ61ZGXTiGTDMnLV7mCHvl_CqB5RhKdDdLPkBYw/edit?usp=sharing    

Tai Chi – The answer to every challenge!

For our post this week Arv and I set out to become ‘masters of Tai Chi’ through the digital medium.  Similar to the ‘qi ’– (the life energy) that flows in all of us our Google master produced close to… Continue Reading →

Incorporating Behaviorism

An instructional designer should incorporate the learning theory that is specific to the topic, situation, learner needs and outcomes.  With this in mind, a one size/one learning theory does not fit every situation.  In the example below, it will be… Continue Reading →

Empowering Learners – Dr. Ron Owston

It was important for me to find someone who lived within Ontario, ideally close to me (within 100 kilometers) who had contributed to the field of education and technology.  I was delighted and honoured to learn about Dr. Ron Owston…. Continue Reading →

Anything is Possible!!!

Our world of educational design and technology has changed rapidly over the years.  Some believed change would happen sooner than later. In his article, Reiser (2001) recalls that in 1913, Thomas Edison suggested books will not be used and the… Continue Reading →

The History of Educational Technology

Educational technology, of one type or another, has been used for thousands of years and was built on educational theories such as behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism. In 2019, educational technology is defined as the use of computer programs, computers and… Continue Reading →

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