Turning Wikipedia into textbooks: Tools, Ideals and Accessibility


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Wikipedia just announced that you can download collections of articles in the ePub format. That reminded me that it has had a curation feature called Book Creator for 2 years. I don’t think it has been getting as much use Continue reading

An innovator’s dilemmas: On the resistance to technological innovation in education


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The unlikely protagonist This post may sound like it was written by someone who opposes technological innovation or at least advocates a cautious wait-and-see approach to it. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have always been an early Continue reading

Putting lectures in their place with cautious optimism


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Donald Clark takes the lecture to task (again) as being inappropriate as a form of instruction. This time citing as evidence a recent paper published in Science (available here). This post started as a comment on his blog but outgrew the comment Continue reading