COVID19 & Education

by | Monday, April 13, 2020

The COVID19 crisis has disrupted education globally at an unprecedented scale. In some ways, we are living through the largest educational social experiment in history! Over the past year I have been involved in a range of initiatives, discussions, interviews, and writing on the implications of the crisis for education. A short list below the break:

A few randomly selected blog posts…

Thoughtless acts? Technology, creativity & teaching

I have always been interested in the manner in which people use (or re-use) everyday things for purposes they were never intended for. Be it a piece of red tape to mark a glass door so that people don't slam into the glass (as I see at the MSU clinical center every...

11/26/2008

Mumbai, 11/26/08 Nov. 27: School children hold candles as they pay tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in Mumbai at a school in Ahmadabad, India, on Thursday. (Photo credit: washingtonpost.com) The last few days have been very strange... dream and nightmare in...

SITE 2011, the fun stuff

I had posted earlier about the paper presentations I was involved with during the recently concluded SITE conference at Nashville. Matt Koehler and I were co-Program Chairs for the conference, and sadly Matt was sick and had to miss the trip. In the photo below the...

TPACK in EDTECHNICA

TPACK in EDTECHNICA

I have been a huge fan of EdTechBooks for a long time. Their philosophy of making quality textbooks freely accessible for all resonates with me deeply. It is no surprise that I was excited to hear of their latest initiative: that of creating a living encyclopedia of...

Into mindfulness & creativity

Into mindfulness & creativity

We have covered a wide range of topics in our ongoing series on creativity, technology and learning (in the journal TechTrends), including 30+ interviews with some of the top scholars in the field. More recently we have been trying to create a series of 2-4 articles...

Hype & Luck: Gratuitous Self-Promotion (2024 Edition)

Hype & Luck: Gratuitous Self-Promotion (2024 Edition)

It is natural, if you have been working in a field for a while, and have been somewhat successful, that some accolades will come your way, just by dint of being around long enough. As Bing Chat wrote, when asked to create a funny, self-deprecating profile of me in the...

Beware of science envy in designing learning

Beware of science envy in designing learning

Mike Crowley has a guest post on the silverlingingforlearning.org site titled: If we need to be right before we move. (If you haven’t read it, I recommend it strongly. Go ahead follow the link above. I’ll be waiting). [Pause] Welcome back. I think Mike makes some...

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali  2010 Readers of this blog know that every year I provide a link to the same interactive Diwali eCard. Why change anything this year? So follow the link below, turn your volume way up,  and remember to click on the sky above the Taj Mahal for some...

Disseminating Action Research

Disseminating Action Research

The difference between theory and practice is, in theory, somewhat smaller than in practice — Frank WestphalKnowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion— Daniel J....

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