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Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Don McIntosh
An Old Curmudgeon’s View of Technology in Education I put together a director of vendors of online learning products and services - more than 2000 products there, including hundreds of LMSs. It’s on teachonline.ca

I’m inspired by the people at this conference - I don’t want to rain on the parade, but I want to share some pet peeves. For context: I believe that online learning can be better than classrooms. There’s a myth about interactivity in a classroom setting. In a class of 30 people, 5 people are interacting. 15 are tuned out entirely.

Let me try a survey with you: http://www.getfeedback.com/r/VkVXyNK7/
Educational breakthroughs?
When I see educational breakthroughs of quantum leap, my crap detectors go up. The reality is that education is a slowmoving institution. We learn by doing, as we’ve always known - but are afraid top practice this. Education trends seem to go in 15-year cycles. The ideas come back, but with new names. Problem-based learning, competency based …

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