Stating the obvious, technology is changing at a pace beyond comprehension. I remember the years 1990 and 2000 as not being all that different - technology that I used in these two points in time did not really differ to any huge degree. Yes, things might have been faster/better in 2000, but they were still very much the same things as they were in 1990. Compare 2006 and 2013. Devices are different, disruptively different (iPads for instance). Systems are different, also disruptively different - do you remember life before Facebook?
This is area is a collection of musings, observations and contemporary news on both the technology (and more importantly) the opportunity that the technology offers. Quite a bit will be around the impact of the technology on behaviour, particularly teaching and learning.
Blog Posts on Technology
Ever wondered why change can be so difficult? Many wonderful change models exist, yet all but a few truly consider the brain and neuroscience. This missing element from change management often explains change success stories, as much as the disasters. If you are a change agent (i.e. a teacher, leader, parent, manager...) ignore the brain at your peril!
For those of us in education, the flipped classroom model has been one of those nirvana-like strategies that sounds great, works for savvy teachers, but, well, there is just so much to learn.
In reality, and done well, the flipped model can be both as efficient, in terms of teacher effort, as it is effective. The model leverages students' preference for video/visual information and the true expertise of a teacher in guiding application and understanding in the classroom.
Recently I had an exciting glimpse of the NBT (next big thing) at the 2014 Digital Education Show Asia (KL, Malaysia), where Dr Adam Gazzaley presented some very interesting and engaging content around the intersection of neuroscience and gaming (something tells me that I'll be blogging a great deal of his work).