Monthly Archives: July 2012

Beautiful Movies

There are several movies that I have found to be beautiful.  The story telling is beautiful, the editing is beautiful, the cinematography is beautiful, and the choreography is beautiful. Fearless Hero Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Fearless and Hero both feature … Continue reading

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Breaking Rules for Learning

Some days ago I was vacuuming.  Rachel (2 yrs. old) wanted to help.  Sometimes in the past I have told her “no” for a variety of reasons (I don’t want to supervise, I don’t want her to break things, she … Continue reading

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The Technology of Shipping Compared to the Technology of Teaching and Learning

An article on the Technology and the course of shipping (John King, 2001) provides some metaphorical comparisons to what is happening in the business of education today and the resistance to what is irrevocably happening because of technological advancements.  This … Continue reading

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Online Learning vs Traditional Learning: The Need for Reasonable Reasoning.

Often those who oppose online learning (such as those opinions voiced in “The Trouble with Online Education“) usually (1) don’t define what they mean by online learning, (2) have never seriously or officially participated as a student or a teacher … Continue reading

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The Promises and Perils of Learning Anayltics

The Chronicle of Higher Ed just published an article “College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers” that highlights the promises, and some potential pitfalls, of merging “big data,” behavioral economics, and learning analytics.  I recognize the 1984 Orwelian Big-brother concerns many … Continue reading

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Over 175 Free Online Educational Resources

Jonathan Chung posted this some months ago: Over 175 Free Online Educational Resources (v.1.1) Here is decades’ worth of knowledge freely available online for those who love to learn. Links that fit under multiple categories are listed only once. What are your … Continue reading

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The Golden Path – The Stanford Dish

I enjoyed many walks with Lisa at the Stanford Dish.  And like the author of recent Stanford Alumni Magazine article on the Stanford Dish, Interstate 280 between San Francisco and San Jose is my favorite interstate highway in the US.  … Continue reading

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