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BLOG POST: The ‘Google’ Gene

Posted on 21st September 2010

There is the argument that the genes of technological innovation are frequently in conflict with emotional intelligence. Successful technological innovation is all about disruption. On the other hand, effective emotional intelligence is all about collaboration, that means how you get like-minded people to achieve a common goal and enjoy it. One of the companies that […]

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BLOG POST: Do you read me HAL? – Chris Davies

Posted on 17th September 2010

The Internet is not alive, not even in the sense that sourdough is, I know that. But somehow it seems to have a life of its own, bubbling away and growing, throbbing with all the chaos of people using it for all the things they want to do. It moves through our lives on its […]

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BLOG POST: Call for a Political Theory of Educational Communications Technologies (CTs) – Abdul Al Lily

Posted on 15th September 2010

Although CTs as artefacts are logically neutral, they do not make themselves or exist in a vacuum. Instead, they are constructed and fragmented by powerful and powerless interests. However, it is the powerful interests, of course, that tend to be the ones sitting at the planning table and deciding how the product is planned. Our […]

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BLOG POST: Playing a game of terminology – Wan Ying Tay

Posted on 13th September 2010

Aleks Krotoski recently wrote an article on games, which was published in the journal, Nature. In it, she used computer-based games such as Fate of the World and World Without Oil to illustrate her point that these games could be used as platforms for learning, particularly for Science. In response to the article, Anthony D. […]

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BLOG POST: Kindling interest in e-book readers – Steven Albury

Posted on 6th September 2010

Like many people in the education world I’m addicted to my favourite bookshops. Of course I buy books online as well, and I’ve even been known to read Three Men in a Boat on my laptop, courtesy of Project Gutenberg. Most of my own research work also involves using source material that has been digitised. […]

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