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Online and Face-to-Face Students

While individuals in each group do select their preferred classroom for recognized reasons (e.g. online learners’ preference for flexible attendance schedules), the best students in both settings are those who engage with the content, classmates, and the teacher. Learners who react to new and challenging ideas with reasons (excuses) why the ideas have no connection Read More

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On Advertisements in School

Another overlooked aspect of IT use in schools is students’ exposure to advertisements. Many sources of online information used in schools, including mainstream media and journalism sites, the sites of professional organizations and edited periodicals, and especially social media sites (like YouTube) are funded by advertisements. When students access these sites, they are also exposed Read More

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On Online Interaction

In face-to-face classrooms, teachers leading discussions can control the interaction like being the driver of a car as one can: ·      steer it back on topic; ·      stop it when it gets dangerous; ·      speed up when time is running out; ·      slow down and invite those Read More

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On #edtech in the Wild

Only when teachers/ learning designers are doing their jobs! https://t.co/DNbvfwFoFy — Dr. Gary Ackerman (@GaryAckermanPhD) January 14, 2022 My snarky reply to Derek Moore’s tweet drew the “tell me more” response. I tried to compose a few 280-character responses, but I didn’t have time, so I took to my blog. There is a companion tweet Read More