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Johan Bové

Computers for Learning: Charisma that Fails to Disrupt? | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM

"Reading these books led me to reflect on a key differences between learning technologies that capture the public imagination and learning technologies which accumulate research evidence to support their effectiveness. Charismatic technologists often spin stories how individual learners will accelerate without much support from teachers, parents or fellow students; effective technologies understand that learning is social and most regularly happens in communities. Charismatic technologies dramatically simplify adoption and implementation (in Ames’ book, OLPC sometimes envisions air-dropping laptops into remote villages); effective technologies understand that leveraging technology for learning at scale is an organizational change problem with essential infrastructural needs. Charismatic technologies often portray their approach as teacher-proof or teacher-aloof. As such, teachers are acknowledged as important but teachers' own learning needs are minimized. The research literature, on the other hand, consistently finds that technology must solve problems as experienced by the teacher, that teachers need communities to support their own learning, and that a "shift of ownership" from developers to teachers is essential to achieving learning impacts at scale. "

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained

Reading this put the World's problems in a different perspective...

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Director’s Cut: Ted Nelson on Hypertext, Douglas Englebart, Xanadu and More - YouTube

Reading "Weaving The Web" by Tim Berners Lee on his history of creating the WWW and he mentions his encounter with Ted Nelson in 1992. Looked up the state of Xanadu and found this video of Ted. Wondering that his vision of how we can access and handle digital documents away from the "paper-plain" will some day become reality. Was wondering if Chris Aldrich would have written something about these ideas and just recently he did.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Tired Of The Social Media Rat Race, Journalists Move To Writing Substack Newsletters

As a tech journalist for the website The Verge, Casey Newton established himself as something of a Silicon Valley institution. Known for a mix of original reporting and gimlet-eyed analysis, his writing has become essential reading for those who want to better understand the industry. internet, journalism, social media, syndicated

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Javascript Required ; Didn't Read

I do find it great how useful JavaScript is for enhanced functionality in web applications. But when it comes to reading, pure HTML and plain text are still the most reliable way.

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Johan Bové

Stephen Colbert on Twitter

Isaac Asimov would have been 100 today. He published in every category of the Dewey Decimal system. After reading him your mind work better. Too many great quotes. Here’s one: “Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.”