All Blog Posts Tagged 'T561' (3)

Additional thoughts from Disrupting Class

Should computers be the focus of all activity? They can certainly connect people in far distant place, and provide curriculum that local sources are not able to provide. (This is the "why AP is good" argument.)



What about socialization ?? Children socialized to computers are not socialized to each other!

There are subtle social cues that one learns only from in the flesh interaction. Let me let you about the 18 year olds who "invade space"!



Education is a PUBLIC GOOD.… Continue

Added by Cathleen Randall on November 2, 2008 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Disruptive technology? Cell phone!

The more I think about it, the cell phone must be the emerging technology with the greatest diruptive potential. Now that cell phones are well underway to becoming both ubiquitous and high powered (check out the G3 and other iPhones!) -- truly the tricorder of "Star Trek" fame-- they can do a lot in the classroom too, if properly programmed.



"Properly programmed"?!? That's a biggie, I admit! Like the handhelds in the MUVE "River City", cell phones should be able to access data about… Continue

Added by Cathleen Randall on November 2, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

T561 Oct 26 -- Christensen Chap 9

Chap 9 is the summary chapter of the book. Of course, it is the call to action piece.



It's main point is to argue that change is hard to do from within. To change from within, a business needs to "separate" -- i.e., create a unit of the corporation whose job it is to innovate and not be bothered by corporate.



C mentions four differnt types of problems and solution "teams" for them: functional,lightweight, heavywegiht, and autonomous business unit. Heavryweight is the… Continue

Added by Cathleen Randall on October 26, 2008 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

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