Let me get this straight…

What I received is followed with how I responded. Let me get this straight. Obama’s health care plan will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it and whose members will be exempt from it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by […]

Thoughts on Technology…

What technology can do is not only bring us back full circle to an oral/aural tradition, but also pick up and integrate it with written and visual meanings. Properly balanced with hyperlinks, emoticons, and other embedded affordances, technology could help create messages that are content-rich with multiple channels of information that are geared to meet […]

Germany? Islam? Us?

OK, I’ll admit that when I first got the story below I thought “Great, let’s dump on the Muslims again.” I know more than a few Muslims. And all that I know are peace-loving & decent people. But as I read on, this started to make sense. History is filled with tales of societies that […]

Thoughts on My Thoughts

I wrote the previous post as part of a larger paper on my thoughts regarding designing for distributed learning. Looking at the paper again, with the insight provided by Dr. Scott Warren, tell me I have a lotmore thinking to do. My problem is that I believe in multiple tools, multiple approaches. I don’t believe […]

On Distributed Learning

We are first and foremost physical creatures. We are able to manipulate objects, to lift, carry, and hold. But, as a species, we possess an innate urge to be physically close to others, to be part of a greater social entity, to interact and to belong. This urge manifests before our first aware sensory perception, […]

Test Drive # 3: R U There?

From the git-go, “There” (www.There.com) is clearly not Second LIfe. For the most part, the graphics are not quite as good (but check our the insides of Egypt’s pyramids), the civilized areas are not as highly-detailed. Nor does it offer the lush environments of World of Warcraft. Fortunately, there are no dark minions waiting to […]

Digital Test Drive #2 –WoW!!!

I recently had the opportunity to spend an extended amount of time in World of Warcraft. I can definitely see why some peoples’ real-world lives disintegrate while they rise to higher levels in this absorbing digital world. Even someone like me, who is all thumbs (not in the good, gaming sense) can enjoy WoW. And […]