Monthly Archives: April 2011

(501) Bumper Sticker

My bumper sticker emerged out of the synthesis paper I wrote a few weeks ago. Jan Hawkins (, 1997) wrote that technology has limitless possibilities that will open doors for the future. Her excitement lends itself to the 21st century … Continue reading

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(501) Educational Technology and the ‘Real World’

This synthesis paper argues for the need of Technology within education field.  The paper focuses on the importance of 21st Century skills that students are lacking in order to be successful in a digital society and, furthermore, shows how America … Continue reading

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(597-SP11) Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER), was born in 2002.  The most current definition as described by Jan Hylen (2006) as “Open Educational Resources are digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, … Continue reading

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(597-SP11) Culture, Context and Instructional Design

“Culture and learning are interwoven and inseparable.” -Catherine McLoughlin (1999) When considering ICT4D, the study of culture in the context of instructional design is worth spending time on.  The argument over what culture is and how it can play a … Continue reading

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