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Involve me, and I’ll understand: Classroom 2.0

Involve me, and I’ll understand: Classroom 2.0

Returning to the topic I wrote about two weeks ago, I’d like to have another look at the use of technology in education. It was easy to express my annoyances about the way platforms such as Blackboard are oftentimes...

Review – THE DOUBLE CRISIS

Crisis threatens education millions of children // U.S. schools in ‘category 5’ budget crisis // Crisis fears on university places // Europe's Education Crisis: College Costs Soar // Students Protest Fee Hikes at California Campuses // Education in crisis...

Book Review: “Engineering Play – A Cultural History of Children’s Software” – By Mizuko Ito

Ito weaves a compelling tale of the dynamic and rapidly changing face of the children’s software industry from the pioneering days of the early 1980s to the late 1990s when she completed her case studies.

What are the possibilities of blogging for education?

Everybody is talking about blogs, a lot of people even have their own blog, but the scientific debate about blogging is still in the beginning. This article tries to answer the questions: what are the educational benefits and possibilities...

New Media education for critical consciousness

I am from the generation who wasn’t born with the chip installed; in fact when I studied Journalism I had to bring with me a heavy type writer and the Pentax to classes. The video camera wasn’t as affordable...

No school like the old school

Schools are complicated places, they not only mirror society’s obstacles and challenges but also represent our collective hopes for youth, education and knowledge. Teaching is to an extend an individual enterprise in that many teachers adopt a style of...

Google Maps & Google Earth In The Classroom

Longitude and latitude coordinates are like the words we use to tell a story and only gain substance when we use them in context. With a list of resources to help teachers, Google Maps and Google Earth are helping...

Educating the Educators?

Social Networking Sites are increasingly becoming places where people articulate themselves, both aware and unaware sharing personal information to a huge society of internet users. Especially the exposure of young people online has been subject to anxieties and fears...

PICNIC 08 – YOUNG Seminar: Virtual Spaces

Amsterdam 25 September http://picnicyoung.nl/ The motto of this seminar is that bringing computer simulations and games into the classroom will have a positive effect on the learning abilities of students. For a new media academic this can’t be very shocking news. Modern...
ICT4E Zambia

ICT4E Zambia

For my Master Thesis I travelled to Kitwe, a town in the Copperbelt area in Zambia to study the use of ICT’s in Zambian Secondary school education. After a horrible first week of research in which my two laptops...
New Media = New Education

New Media = New Education

Yesterday the graduation of the Sandberg Institute was held at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. Together with the presentations of the graduates it was also the launch of the book ‘Masters of Rietveld: Dutch Design in the 21st Century',...
recap: mediamatic / tag event on Processing.

recap: mediamatic / tag event on Processing.

In a series of events organized around the theme information aesthetics, a collaborative effort between Mediamatic and TAG produced a Salon on Processing. For those who are not familiar with this phenomenon: Processing is an open-source software platform created...

Shift happens

Sometimes, one needs to let the youtube do the talking. Suffice to say, we’re in the thick of it.
Multimedia Learning: a video by Eva Kol & Roman Tol

Multimedia Learning: a video by Eva Kol & Roman Tol

Part 1 Part 2 In this presentation Eva Kol and Roman Tol argue that multimedia presentations, that is presentations with the use of external visual tools, are an excellent instrument for stimulating educative progress.