Monthly Archives : February 2012

Technology and Humanity

February 8, 2012

At every step we have to ask whether current technology is leading us in directions that serve our human purposes. Such questions are not technical; they are social, moral, and political. Sherry Turkle, quoted from How computers change the way we […]

Lifehacker: In Defense of Video Games: More Than Just an Entertaining Time Sink

Lifehacker posted a very good article addressing the question “Can video games make you smarter?” The article lays out the arguement video games do not make you smarter, but they do improve cognative ability. When thinking about video games in educaiton, […]

Mind Dump: Distance Education

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been studying about the origins of distance education. Not only was I surprised to learn that the idea of distance learning stemmed from correspondence courses from the mid-1800s, I was surprised to learn that […]