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Marshall McLuhan's Four Innovation Fundamentals | Big Think Edge | Big Think

Marshall McLuhan's Four Innovation Fundamentals | Big Think Edge | Big Think | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Marshall McLuhan, the outlandish visionary of 60s and 70s who predicted the World Wide Web, created a blueprint for innovation in the digital age.

... McLuhan's underlying ideas on innovation are a powerful blueprint for innovation in the digital age. McLuhan identified four attributes of innovation in his book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, and DeGraff has supplied contemporary examples to illustrate them.

 

This lesson is derived from Big Think Edge, an online learning platform designed to help employees help their companies cultivate the new skills and knowledge necessary to invent new products, new markets, new business models, and new industries.

 

INNOVATION HAS FOUR ATTRIBUTES:
   1. Innovation has to enhance something
   ...
   2. Innovation needs to destroy something old
   ...
   3. An innovation returns us to something that we feel we’ve lost
   ...
   4. Innovation over time becomes anti-innovation"
-- from source: http://bigthink.com/big-think-edge/

 

#McLuhan #Innovation #media #innovation-cycle

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Please note that Daniel Honan has expanded more on the Four Attributes. Plus there are links to other resources.

 

This is the first time that I have read insights to McLuhan's work that has made sense to me and explained some of the difficulties with McLuhan work from the books mentioned. The four attributes and explanation are useful when considering adopting new or emerging resources or technology. It reminds me of people who follow the notion of if I purchase X then I have to remove a similar item at home or else I will be overwhelmed with clutter (information?).

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The LMS Solution for Mobile Learning

The LMS Solution for Mobile Learning | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is changing the way employees learn and train as well as how companies do business.

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology -- or other "students"

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology -- or other "students" | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge
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I saw this today and felt that it applied not only to KIDs but anyone who is using techology to educate or train people. The Wrong Answers are more about Digital Literacy or How To Do/Use Tech. The Right Answers are more about goals, actions, the life long learning, values, collaboration and so forth for the lifelong learner.

 

This is a simple diagram that any teacher, tutor, instructor, manager, or instructional designer should consider.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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Interview With David Pasillas

Interview With David Pasillas | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"David Pasillas is a professional photographer currently based in Santa Clara, CA. He shoots a variety of subjects...

 

David began shooting and developing black and white film at the age of 16. He was introduced to the possibilities of digital photography at 18, and finally, got a DSLR 10 years after his love for photography began. He has never taken a class for Photoshop and is completely self taught. His editing style has been influenced by fine art photographers, HDR photographers, and matte painters.

 

In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. "

from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com


#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:25 PM

In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. " from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com
#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

Notes: NOTE: This may be an odd post to include in my streams of suggestions. I plan to cross post it to a couple, so apologies up front to those who read the other Scoop.it sites of mine you see at the upper left of each home page.

This is an important and exciting interview. It reminds me of the book (yes paper book) "The Best Camera Is The One That's With You..." by Chase Jarvis ( http://amzn.to/1djbVwG ). The saturation of smart phone with cameras is phenomenal. Most people of all ages have one. So this applies not only to K-12 education, but also to Higher Ed and Corporate education/training as well. Not that everyone will become an artistic photographer, but that most people have access not only to cameras, but the ability to quickly share those images with their community or publicly. It should be noted that this is not limited to smart phone, but any mobile device like the growing number of tablets with cameras should read this interview as well. Living here near Washington DC I have watched more and more visitors of all ages and many different countries using their mobile phone and tablets instead of carrying around cameras these days.

One point not made in the article, but relevant to learning, note taking, education and training is that these mobile cameras can be used in novel ways to support those activities. There are applications to scan and convert snapped text into searchable content. There are apps that help people track spending with snapshots of receipts. Since I do not drink wine, I take a snap of the label for the wine my wife likes so I know what to get at the store. How about using mobile cameras to document "field trips", or document objects visually, or to shop by emailing a photo of that cabinet or dress to a friend to confirm it is the right one for you? You are only limited by your imagination whether student, instructor, or worker.

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Year for Productivity Session 14: Research Management - One Ring to Rule Them All - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians

Year for Productivity Session 14: Research Management - One Ring to Rule Them All - Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Personal Knowledge Management for Academia & Librarians - Thoughts regarding personal knowledge management concepts & tools, academic workflow, and Social Collaborative Learning (Thoughts on personal knowledge management concepts & tools, academic...
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LSP Preparing Marines for Higher Education - DoD Live

LSP Preparing Marines for Higher Education - DoD Live | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Ensuring quality education and admission support from institutions of higher learning is crucial to a smooth transition.  There are many programs available outside of government but the military services are also interested in developing complimentary programs for those veterans wishing to compete and place through traditional school admissions processes. The Marine Corps created the Leadership Scholar Program (LSP) to assist exiting Marines gain admission to colleges and universities for their desired undergraduate program. - See more at: http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2013/07/47684/#sthash.br7C3dZ1.dpuf"

from source:  http://www.dodlive.mil

 

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This is an important program as the DoD is reported to be downsizing the number of active military personnel. Corporate organizations would do well to consider similar processes as part of self development programs. Given Distance Learning initiatives by many Academic Institutions there could be opportunities for accepted students to begin their degree programs from afar.

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Wikipatterns - Wiki Patterns

Wikipatterns - Wiki Patterns | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Looking to spur wiki adoption? Want to grow from 10 users to 100, or 1000? Applying patterns that help coordinate people's efforts and guide the growth of content, and recognizing anti-patterns that might hinder growth - can give your wiki the greatest chance of success.

 

Wikipatterns.com is a toolbox of patterns & anti-patterns, and a guide to the stages of wiki adoption. It's also a wiki, which means you can help build the information based on your experiences! Beyond this site, there are many other additional resources." from source: - http://www.wikipatterns.com/

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:31 PM

This is a good source of information about the use of Wikis in general. The two targets are People and Adoption. The site presents the positive aspects as well as barriers or negative aspects of Wikis. A reader or person interested in developing online communities would gain from viewing some of these patterns as useful for other instructional design, social media, online communities, communities of practice,  or online media in organizations.

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Eskind Biomedical Library thrives on managing knowledge | VUMC ...

Eskind Biomedical Library thrives on managing knowledge | VUMC ... | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Eskind Biomedical Library thrives on managing knowledge. Over the past 18 years perhaps no program of Vanderbilt University Medical Center has undergone more change than Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL).
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Business and Sustainabilty Models for OER

Business and Sustainabilty Models for OER | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Public mind map by alexandra haché. Create your own collaborative mind maps for free at www.mindmeister.com

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The MOOC Quality Project - The 12 Weeks Schedule

The MOOC Quality Project - The 12 Weeks Schedule | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Schedule of Expert Contributions On May 8th we  launched a series of blog posts on this site from world renowned experts on MOOCs, all expressing their personal opinion about the topic of Quality o...

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Barry Dahl's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:33 AM

On May 8th we  launched a series of blog posts on this site from world renowned experts on MOOCs, all expressing their personal opinion about the topic of Quality of MOOCs.


The project follows simple rules: 12 weeks with each week featuring one new contribution, each contribution has to keep below 1500 words, each Wednesday noon there will be a new post and YOU all will have an opportunity to comment and discuss… - See more at: http://mooc.efquel.org/schedule-and-themes/#sthash.eElqCDNS.dpuf

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Active Listening - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.com

Active Listening - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.com | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Active listening is an essential skill. Learn how becoming a better listener can increase your productivity, and improve your relationships." This is an essential skill for professional trainers, educators, and adult learning specialists.


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"Open Access" By Peter Suber

"Open Access" By Peter Suber | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Open Access - By Peter Suber 

 

NOW AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE OPEN ACCESS FORMATS

 

... The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work “open access”: digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue.

 

In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber’s influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers."

-- from source: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access

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Peter Suber has been a driving force in the rapidly growing area(s) of Open Access. Rather than cite this or that have a look at his info at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Suber  Here is a wonderful resource for anyone who uses Internet resources. Get a copy for a eBook-Reader, a computer, or your Boss, but don't forget yourself. Then Read it and then keep as a handy reference resource.

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Six tips to improve the best free Knowledge Management tool available today

Six tips to improve the best free Knowledge Management tool available today | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Conversation is the lubricant to knowledge exchange and, in the right hands, or is that mind or mouth, it is the most valuable knowledge management tool available today. The problem is that so many people do a bad job of it. They don’t think about the structure of their face-to-face or text based conversations and they are not making the most of the best free knowledge management tool available to them.

 

Here are six tips to get your conversations and knowledge flowing (this comes from a range of work, but credit for shaping this blog should go to Loren Ekroth, a conversation specialist in the US)"

-- from source: http://knowcademy.com/


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You can find more free resources  related to this topic from K3-Cubed at: https://k3cubed.solus.tallyfox.com/

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Dr. Dan Kirsch's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:33 PM

Or as I like to say, it's socialization (which of course conversation is a part of!).

Mindy M Walker's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:18 AM

Basic, yet essential elements for surfacing and transmitting knowledge. 

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Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy

Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
In this post I examine and define instructional design, and share why it’s essential to the development of online courses. "Design brings forth what would not come naturally"  Klaus Krippendorff De...

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systerwoody's curator insight, July 11, 2013 11:30 AM

Instructional alignment is  something that most content area specialists overlook, buit is key for reaching a broader spectrum of learners within a community.

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ABC Model - Doug Engelbart Institute

ABC Model - Doug Engelbart Institute | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Given the shifting nature of organizations, the increasingly complex and urgent global challenges we face, the rapidly changing marketplace, and the virtual bombardment of improvement opportunities from vendors and consultants, organizations must keep getting faster and smarter at identifying and integrating improvements into their every day operations. Improving this improvement capability should be a key element in every organization's improvement strategy." - from the source: http://www.dougengelbart.org/about/abc-model.html


#Doug_Engelbart #ABCmodel #Doug_Engelbart_Institute


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France gives free software priority in higher education

France gives free software priority in higher education | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Hopes widespread support will follow ([Inquirer] France gives free software priority in higher education http://t.co/eUnIGi81jF)
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Knowledge management and innovation: Can Big Learning Data bridge the gap? | TrainingZone.co.uk

Knowledge management and innovation: Can Big Learning Data bridge the gap? | TrainingZone.co.uk | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
#KnowledgeManagement and innovation: Can Big Learning Data bridge the gap? http://t.co/RH57ru70Kh
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USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program | Blandin on Broadband

I thought the following might be of interest. As always I’d love to see some Minnesota applications in the mix.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program has issued its FY2013 Notice of Funding, Application Guide and related resources. Eligible applicants must operate a rural community facility or deliver telemedicine or distance learning services to an organization that operates such a facility.

 

Applications are due August 12.

 

Here’s more info on the opportunity from the application…

 

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Intro to Nemetics - The Infintely Dynamic Play

"The purpose of using Nemes and Nemetics is coming to grips with ‘emergences’, which I believe is well within the reach of almost everyone on the earth. It helps us better understand events in our lives to take actions that change our future to a more ‘desirable’ one.

 

Let us start by understanding NEME. It is an acronym that stands for:

>> N = Notice

>> E = Engage

>> M = Mull

>> E = Exchange"

 

from source: - http://rmcpl.wordpress.com/

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:14 AM

The author goes on to describe the processes and provides some examples as well as a SWF video. It is a long post, but take the time to read it all.

 

As I interpret the notion of #NEMETICS I see it related to a couple things as identifying processes for activities listed near the end of the article. Also, there are mentions of iteration and growth. I reminds me of Jeff Conklin's work ( http://www.cognexus.org/cognexus_institute.htm ) on Dialog Mapping using Compendium ( http://projects.kmi.open.ac.uk/compendium/ ) based on Issue Based Information Systems ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issue-Based_Information_System ).

 

My visual would be a 2x2 matrix with N, E, M, E in each of the four squares. There would be a spiral that begins in the lower left of N and then move through the other three squares. Instead of just continuing as one line, there could be multiple branches that continue (iterate) or due to the Exchange would point to other 2x2 matrices of a similar nature.

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BigBluebutton - open source web conferencing with extended functions

BigBluebutton - open source web conferencing with extended functions | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing system built on over fourteen open source components to create an integrated solution that runs on Mac, Unix, and PC computers. In the true sense of open source, we invite you to try out and participate in our project.


Vision: Our vision is that starting a web conference should be as easy as clicking a single metaphorical big blue button. As an open source project, we believe it should be easy for others to embrace and extend education. And while web conferencing means many things to many people — our focus is to make the best web conferencing system for distance education.


What’s new in this release (Beta 08.1):
1) Simplified interface – BigBlueButton now has a consolidated Users window for easier session management and a more consistent user interface (including updated skin and icons) to help new users get started quickly.

 

2) Layout Manager – BigBlueButton now enables users to choose from a number of preset layouts to quickly adapt to different modes of learning.

 

3) Recording of whiteboard and webcams – BigBlueButton now records for playback all the activity in the presentation window (whiteboard, mouse movements, and pan/zoom) and all webcams shared during a session.

 

4) Text tool for whiteboard – Presenters can now annotate their slides with text.

 

5) New APIs – The BigBlueButton API now includes the ability to dynamically configure each client on a per-user bases, thus enabling developers to configure the skin, layout, modules, etc. for each user. There is also a JavaScript interface to control the client.

 

6) Accessibility – BigBlueButton now supports screen readers JAWS (version 11+) and NVDA. A list of keyboard shortcuts have been added to make it easier to navigate through the interface using the keyboard.

 

7) LTI Support – BigBlueButton is IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) 1.0 compliant. This means any LTI consumer can integrate with BigBlueButton without requiring custom plug-ins.

 

8) Mozilla Persona – The API demos now include examples of how to sign into a BigBlueButton session using Mozilla Persona.
Support for LibreOffice 4.0 – BigBlueButton now uses LibreOffice 4.0 for conversion of of 9) MS Office documents (upload of PDF is still recommend to provide best results)." from source: http://www.bigbluebutton.org/

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:11 PM

This sounds like an exciting alternative educational, training, and groupware tool. I will be participating in a group test later next week and will make a further comment then.

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How Knowledge Management Strategies Can Benefit All Companies

How Knowledge Management Strategies Can Benefit All Companies | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
How can a knowledge management strategy benefit your business? Even companies that do not, at first glance, appear to have a great deal of knowledge to manage often suffer inefficiencies from pervasive knowledge ...
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How To Capture Ideas at Presentations and Events by Doing Visual Recording on the iPad

Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.

She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.

As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.

 

Very useful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/how-to-capture-ideas-visually-with-the-ipad/

 

 

 

 


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Jon C's curator insight, March 28, 2013 8:51 PM

Visual note taking on the ipad

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:36 PM

Mind mapping technoques with IPad

designandtech's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:59 PM

Great ideas and excellent modelling from Rachel. I like her suggestion that you can practise using Youtube or TED talks and create your charts as you follow along. Amazing. Thanks for scooping, Rod!

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Perspectives on open and distance learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, research and practice | #OER KnowledgeCloud

Perspectives on open and distance learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, research and practice | #OER KnowledgeCloud | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 18, 2013 11:52 PM

This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s significant benefits, its theory and practice, and its achievements and challenges. The 16 chapters, written by some of the leading international experts on the subject, are organised into four parts by theme:


1. OER in Academia – describes how OER are widening the international community of scholars, following MIT’s lead in sharing its resources and looking to the model set by the OpenCourseWare Consortium
2. OER in Practice – presents case studies and descriptions of OER initiatives underway on three continents
3. Diffusion of OER – discusses various approaches to releasing and “opening” content, from building communities of users that support lifelong learning to harnessing new mobile technologies that enhance OER access on the Internet
4. Producing, Sharing and Using OER – examines the pedagogical, organisational, personal and technical issues that producing organisations and institutions need to address in designing, sharing and using OER

Jim Harmon's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:03 PM

OER is critical in an increasingly tech-reliant world that asks teachers to be models for, and teach digital citizenship.

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Elearning example: Branching scenario

Elearning example: Branching scenario | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Interesting case study on a very advanced custom eLearning development. Particularly the nice flow diagram that describes the complex decision branching for the different screens based on the user scenario.


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Future Trends in Technology and Education

Future Trends in Technology and Education | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Future Trends in Technology and Education is a monthly report. It surveys recent developments in how education is changing, primarily under the impact of digital technologies. Its purpose is to help educators, policy-makers, and the public think about the future of teaching, learning, research, and institutions.

 

Every month FTTE aggregates recent developments, checking them against previously-identified trendlines. As certain trends build in support and significance, the report recommends watching them for future impact. FTTE also notes trends which appear to be declining in significance."

-- from source: http://bryanalexander.org/

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ghbrett's curator insight, June 18, 2013 3:53 PM

Bryan Alexander is not only one of the leading Thought Leaders of Technology for Education, Training, and Research; he is one of the most scholarly, well grounded, sharing people I know. His work is based on fact with a dab of opinion from others as well as himself. His eyes, ears, and haptic senses are sensitive to opportunities and trends. Bryan's voice asks the difficult but important questions. Then his synthesis of this input is shared openly with us. He is an essential part of the future. That is why you should quickly take advantage of his offer to share his new monthly report "Future Trends in Technology and Education."

Howard Rheingold's comment, June 18, 2013 3:58 PM
I agree with George. Follow this if you are interested in the topic.
ghbrett's comment, June 18, 2013 4:01 PM
Thanks Howard!