This week I presented a session at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference (TLTCon) 2021. TLTCon is a free, fully online conference designed to bring together expertise from educational institutions across the region, spotlight teaching excellence, and provide a space for idea sharing and networking. My session was titled Computational Thinking in the Disciplines:… Continue reading →
For better accountability, we should shift the focus from the design of these systems to their impact.
This Resource Hub is a Digital Learning and Teaching initiative (DLTV), many thanks to our Vice President Matthew Harrison who made this happen.
If I were teaching computer science, I’d start with a working piece of software, probably an HTTP server, and give the students a series of assignments.
Getting Unstuck is a project of the Creative Computing Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
With rapid moves towards different models of learning thanks to COVID19 restrictions, lots of people are looking closely at staff development for digital skills. Chris challenges to notion that developing digital practice is all about training. He offers a model for improving your chances of success in supporting the development of new capabilities.
Action mapping says to flip that on its head. Instead, ask “why aren’t they doing it already?”
This is an interesting read alongside David Culberhouse’s discussion of learning/unlearning, as well as Tom Barrett’s exploration of compression innovation.
via Doug Belshaw
You might need to go unplugged Rick?
A big collection of engineering quotes I like, collected over many years. Also see engineering lessons.
You can find all of the resources here: bit.ly/CSER-Remote-Support
There is no real solution — the algorithmic genie is long gone from its bottle. But we can be aware, and make some decisions about how what information we share and how we are being manipulated by technology.
When the hype around 3D printing was at its peak, it was confidently predicted that every household would soon have a personal printer – ala the home-computing revolution.
That’s not the way it turned out. As per the Gartner Hype Cycle, expectations plummeted into what they term the “trough of disillusionment”.
But 3D printing has now emerged from the trough and it’s slowly making its way toward the verdant “plateau of productivity”.
Let’s bust some myths about Girls in STEM. The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Explore activities, resources, case studies, lessons, study pathways and careers.
Luckily for computer enthusiasts, constraint can at times lead to immense creativity. And so the most influential operating system ever written was not funded by venture capitalists, and the people who wrote it didn’t become billionaires because of it. Unix came about because Bell Labs hired smart people and gave them the freedom to amuse themselves, trusting that their projects would be useful more often than not. Before Unix, researchers at Bell Labs had already invented the transistor and the laser, as well as any number of innovations in computer graphics, speech synthesis, and speech recognition.