Data visualization researcher Manuel Lima presents an overview of the history of visualizing data, information, and knowledge.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
|Tablets in education|
Current research studies are quite fragmented and it is difficult to conclude if tablets are beneficial for education.
As with any kind of technology for education, the critical issue lies with the implementation. Buying the devices is one thing, but what do you do with them? What kind of support and training do schools, teachers, and students need and receive? Is the support short-term (e.g. a few hours of introduction) or is it long-term? Does the pedagogical approaches align with the technology, and vice-versa?
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Why we are teaching science wrong, and how to make it right : Nature News & Comment
Posted by Beat Schwendimann at 7:12 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
New article published: The ‘Erfahrraum’: a pedagogical model for designing educational technologies in dual vocational systems
|The Erfahrraum model|
Vocational education taking place in the dual contexts of workplace and school often lacks integration of concrete experiences with theoretical knowledge. The interplay between workplace and school contexts and their often antagonistic priorities call for a specific model that transforms these divergences into learning opportunities and connects different forms of knowledge into an integrated body of knowledge that contributes to developing vocational competence. This paper presents a multidimensional pedagogical model, called the ‘Erfahrraum’, for the design and implementation of educational technologies as a way to foster this integration in initial dual vocational education and training (VET). The ‘Erfahrraum’ model informs the design of shared spaces for capturing and reflecting on experiences made in different contexts in which VET takes place. The model particularly emphasises the importance of shared reflection processes to turn concrete experiences into relevant integrated knowledge. Examples of implementations in different professions using a range of different technologies illustrate the power of the ‘Erfahrraum’ model.
You can find the article here: Erfahrraum paper