Challenges with Online Collaboration

It has been famously quoted by Richard Dawkins that organizing atheists is much like herding cats. Collaborating in an online environment often has the same feel as that and it can be similar experience. This is said because cats tend to be independent thinkers and usually have a hard time conforming to authority. In an ...

Educational Games Part I: A Way to Make Even Math Fun

This article was original posted at Education Technology and Change Journal. It can be found here. Mathematics is an essential part of the computer science and digital games curriculum. In order to gain employment in the gamingĀ  industry, the applicant must have a strong background in physics, calculus, algebra, and other math courses. In Ontario, ...

Social Media Bad For Students?

Check out this link first: http://www.onlineeducation.net/social-media-and-students It’s been debated for the past couple years that social media and education do not mix. While I believe that both can work together, there is obviously a line that can be crossed. I like the stat that shows 1/3 use social media for educational purposes. However, the stat ...

The $25 Computer

Can it run Crysis? Of course not. Can it allow the less fortunate access to a computer? Yes! The specs are not spectacular (700MHz ARM11 processor, 128M of SDRAM and a SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot) but it does run Ubuntu (personal favorite). Sure you need an HDMI input which is more costly than the device ...

Training in the Online Learning Environment

For an online course, the instructor must know how to use the technology, but also the learner needs to be able to as well. If a learner does not have the necessary technological skills, the student will quickly fall behind. It is very difficult for some to grasp the concept of certain technology and learning ...