Dave's Educational Blog. Learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community. The future of systems such as business, government, and education will be data centric.
Historically, humanity has made sense of the world through discourse, dialogue, artifacts, myth, story, and metaphor. While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. Digital Media & Learning. Stephen's Web. Tony Bates. Danah boyd. Lisa’s. Not that long ago, there were exciting new things to try in ed tech.
It was easy to get enthusiastic about not only new products but the way the web was going, and to encourage faculty to jump in. But in the last few years, the web has gone stagnant. Certain models of development, and certain tools, have become dominant, and online teaching has become far less excitiing.