Sunday, 24 February 2013

My 100th post! Another thought-provoking video...

Techtrees is 100 today! Not 100 years old of course, but 100 posts. I hope you have found the content that I've shared over the past year to be useful and thought-provoking.

On that note, I wanted to share another historical video made by Marshall McLuhan in 1966. Similar to the Asimov video in a previous post, this video illustrates how uncannily accurate some people have been in predicting the advent of networked learning:


Monday, 11 February 2013

Isaac Asimov's future of education - 1988

An amazing interview with sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov. Recorded in 1988, it's as if he had already glimpsed the future of technology in imagining an education system that would finally put the learner at the centre:


Thursday, 7 February 2013

e-Learning and Digital Cultures

This excellent blog post by David Hopkins provides a useful summary of the activity in the short #edcmooc currently being run by Coursera and the University of Edinburgh. David also draws attention to the near-future of education and technology and provides a useful critique of 'utopian / dystopian' discourse (Hand and Sandwell, 2002) and provides links to some interesting videos: