– the ICREATE Lab – International & Comparative Research on Education And TEchnology Lab This is a page for research group and will be updated soon.
Positionality I am Namibian by birthright and citizenship. I was born in Windhoek, and spent my formative years growing up in Ongandjera. I graduated from high school in New York from the United Nations International School (UNIS). All my degrees are from universities in Pennsylvania, USA and I am currently an assistant professor at Oklahoma […]
The discourse of and around Learning, Design & Technology fascinates me. I am specifically referring to words that are sometimes taken as a given, globally understood and accepted when discussing education and technology. These conversations often remind me of a scene from the movie Rush Hour. I am interested shared meanings and understandings words that […]
Design Experiments in Educational Research by Cobb, P., diSessa, A., Lehrer, R., Schauble, L. (2003) In this article Cobb et al., explain the ideal characteristics, context and what is involved in “conducting a design experiment”. Design experiments are not only empirically ways of tuning what works; rather they exist to develop humble theories that target […]
The “Debates and Trends in Comparative Education” article outlines the progression of the field as it formulates its identity. The article is a good introductory and reflective piece on the comparative method. Here are a few things that stood out to me: The author states that “the field has always been influenced by contemporary event”. […]
This morning I administered a survey to a class of about 100 students. While waiting for the students to finish, the professor and I had a discussion about technology in education, focusing specifically on the use of mobile devices. His comments on classroom management and the metaphor of a fast car stuck with me. On […]
This is not directly about the iPad but it is relevant to my adventure. A few postings ago, I shared a thought about ‘what if the Internet and access to it was a human right?’ Phil Tietjen from Penn State forwarded me this link about Finland being the first nation to makes broadband access a […]
I need ideas for questions to ask people as I pass the iPad in my travels. If you were the one doing this exercise, what type of questions would you ask? How would you guide the conversation?
To sum it up: The idea is to take an iPad on a trip from the USA (Penn State, State College, PA) to Namibia via South Africa; see what happens throughout the trip and blog about the experience. For the detailed oriented: This past semester (spring 2010) Cole and Scott (Cole Camplese, Director of Education […]
word count: 791 ‘What am I designing for and how do I want my product to present itself to the user?’ That is the question the authors want designers to consider in Chapter 9. Cooper et al, define platforms as “the combination of hardware and software that enables the product to function, in terms of […]