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education, information literacy, students »

[8 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

I question why finding information needs to be difficult or time-consuming in order to make the learning happen. ie. I use wikipedia all the time as a starting place if I want to find information on a new topic - particularly if I know very little about that topic.

education, information literacy, opinion, presentations, students »

[19 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]

I am cross-posting my contributions to a discussion thread on a School of Education Moodle thread where I provided my views on secondary students.
…The biggest difference between primary and secondary students in regards to their own ICT use is of course their age and maturity and the freedoms that come with this. For me what is also interesting is the skills and values that teenagers are assumed to have when using technology…
The Guardian published this article earlier in the year which created quite a stir online. It is written by …

education, mobile, resources, students »

[28 Mar 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Watch this clip from a University who gave out iPhones free - to all their students!
In the original (full clip)
I was interested to see that the main selling point of this scheme was that kids could change their classes, buy pizza, plan their social lives, get maps of the university, check the weather so they can pick an outfit and sync with Facebook…
Just as I begin wondering about the educational benefit here I found this clip - which has taken only the second part of the film which is the …