CIES African Diaspora SIG Emerging Scholar Award

At the 2019 Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) conference in San Francisco, I was honoured to received the 2019 CIES African Diaspora SIG Emerging Scholar Award, along with Dr. Stacey Ault of Sacramento University, Dr. Anthony Briggs of Oakland University and Dr. Travis Bristol of University of California Berkley. Below are my remark/note of […]

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Are we talking about the same thing?

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 […]

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What I read…DBR

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 […]

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Botswana Research notes

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 […]

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Broadband access: a legal right

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 […]

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The Plan….

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 […]

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