Educational Technology
 Lakehead University / Confederation College
Creative Commons License: Flickr: pcrocks / Peter




Educational Technology
 Lakehead University / Confederation College
Top 7 Educational
 Technology Tips

  R. A. McCormack, P. Eng.
          February 6, 2008
7 minutes
Don’t know beans about Medical field.
Debbie (wife) teaches at LU and College in
        Practical Nursing Clinical
Warning:
Large opinions ahead
7 Tips in 7 Minutes
1. KIS - at both ends

2. Build vs. Borrow

3. Warning signs when investing in educational technology
...
Warning Signs
Think of one educational technology project in the last
                10 years - that failed.

           ...
Good
                                         Human: Staff/training/PD/travel/
                                            ...
Not Good
                                     Human: Staff/training/PD/travel/
                                          re...
Keep It Simple

❖   Keep it simple at both ends

❖   Development End

❖   Users’ Experience End (MIT Open Courses)

❖   Wh...
Build vs. Borrow
Build   vs. Borrow
Open Source Software
  (Free software)
MIT, YouTube, GM, HP, Dreamworks, Google
          Excellent for education

       ...
Video on the Internet
Creating Learning
   Resources...
What kind of job?
Big Job
Quick Demo
(The NEW YouTube.com - scribd.com)

http://delicious.com/mrmccormack/lu
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  1. 1. Educational Technology Lakehead University / Confederation College
  2. 2. Creative Commons License: Flickr: pcrocks / Peter Educational Technology Lakehead University / Confederation College
  3. 3. Top 7 Educational Technology Tips R. A. McCormack, P. Eng. February 6, 2008
  4. 4. 7 minutes
  5. 5. Don’t know beans about Medical field. Debbie (wife) teaches at LU and College in Practical Nursing Clinical
  6. 6. Warning: Large opinions ahead
  7. 7. 7 Tips in 7 Minutes 1. KIS - at both ends 2. Build vs. Borrow 3. Warning signs when investing in educational technology 4. iTunes University - examples 5. Open Source Software (free software) 6. Video on the Net (examples for education) 7. Conclusion: What kind of job is it?
  8. 8. Warning Signs Think of one educational technology project in the last 10 years - that failed. Here are the warning signs.
  9. 9. Good Human: Staff/training/PD/travel/ research/expertise Non-human: Buildings/computers/ software/equipment/gadgets
  10. 10. Not Good Human: Staff/training/PD/travel/ research/expertise Non-human: Buildings/computers/ software/equipment/gadgets
  11. 11. Keep It Simple ❖ Keep it simple at both ends ❖ Development End ❖ Users’ Experience End (MIT Open Courses) ❖ Why? Chances of success decreases as complexity increases (exponentially!)
  12. 12. Build vs. Borrow
  13. 13. Build vs. Borrow
  14. 14. Open Source Software (Free software) MIT, YouTube, GM, HP, Dreamworks, Google Excellent for education Sorry to bother you...
  15. 15. Video on the Internet
  16. 16. Creating Learning Resources... What kind of job?
  17. 17. Big Job
  18. 18. Quick Demo (The NEW YouTube.com - scribd.com) http://delicious.com/mrmccormack/lu
  19. 19. The End
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