A necessary need for change in teaching and learning

Reading Martin Ford’s The Rise of the Robots shook me up a little just like any good book should. The idea that technology, for the first time in history, is taking more jobs than it replaces. Typically, a new automation will shuffle workers into other positions, but those other positions are also being replaced by … Continue reading A necessary need for change in teaching and learning

Online courses need to be strangely familiar for instructor buy-in

This information may be strangely familiar to you, and it might be able to help you develop online courses or help others develop their online courses. In the book Who Can You Trust (2017), the author Rachel Botsman dedicates a chapter to the phenomenon of the “strangely familiar” to sell products, services, and ideas. As … Continue reading Online courses need to be strangely familiar for instructor buy-in

New Technology for learning is like new technology for driving  

I was recently driving a rental car full of advanced features that car companies hail will help me get from point A to point B safely. But in fact, I felt the car company labeled me an inattentive, high-risk driver in need of a crutch to protect me and those around me. These features actually made … Continue reading New Technology for learning is like new technology for driving