In preparing for the doctoral certification exam in CCTE, I took the time to articulate my perspective on technology, learning and society. I first elucidate the notion of situated learning, followed by how technology works in relationship with this theoretical prospective, followed by ways of intervening to take advantage of this relationship.
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I am going to be presenting this Friday the EdLab’s work on the Teaching the Levees project at the National Council for the Social Studies with a few members of TC’s Social Studies Program. I’m looking forward to seeing the keynote by Sandra Day O’Connor (at least I think I am- I haven’t been following her activities very closely recently). Below you will find the slides from our presentation- should be interesting!
I am currently working on a project for the Consumer Behavior course I am taking at Columbia Business School which looks to understand the factors that influence consumption in Second Life. Unfortunately, I have no data yet (this should be the mantra for all research projects related to Second Life!). However, with some hard work over the next few weekends, I will by the end of the semester.
If you are interested, you will find the slides from my presentation at AOIR, titled: “Does Web 2.0 Matter? Investigating How Learning Environment Design Affects User Community Engagement”
Despite the rain and general gloominess that persists here in Vancouver (I have to go into Second Life to get artificial sunlight!), the AOIR conference is really interesting; there are lots of energetic researchers studying everything Internet.
For more information on our Friday presentation, please visit the EdLab Events page.
The fall term is here and I am realizing how incredibly busy I’m going to be. I’m presenting at the AOIR in October, NCSS in November, teaching the Education and Public Policy Course, taking Consumer Behavior course at the Columbia Business School, taking the CCTE Colloquium, taking the GMAT (because the world can always use another MBA!) and of course working at the EdLab. I think when I reach Christmas I will just eat my turkey and fall asleep for awhile…
Come take the course I am co-teaching: Education and Public Policy (HUDF 4000) at Teachers College. It is being offered on Mondays from 5:10-6:50 pm. For my 3-week section of the course, I will be focusing on the intersection of information policy and educational policy. In particular, we will be investigating how broad flows and presentations of information are being shaped by various public and private entities and the impact of such information on learning opportunities for individuals. We have lots of interactive activities planned and some cutting-edge readings on the subject, including Sandra Braman’s book, Change of State: Information, Policy, and Power