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Tony’s Rants – Tone Down the Tech!

April 20th, 2016

Technology in the hands of businessmen

The stack of publications was piling up on the corner of my desk. I thought it was about time to read them.  There were so many articles about using tech in our schools; tech to collaborate, tech to teach, tech to produce content, on and on.  I had to stop and ask myself, “What did I do?”  I have three sons and they all watched their dad embrace technology, day after day and night after night, behind a glowing laptop screen in a trance-like state with a perpetual perm-a-grin.  As I looked at all the photos of the articles I was reading, I saw the same perm-a-grin.  The man has become the machine! Pressing buttons, turning knobs, data entry and compiling zeros and ones. The generation we enabled to use the technology for learning should consider using tech in moderation. Do not forget the human factor; find the balance.  The following is a short comparison of some related articles.  After you have a chance to read their summaries, I’d love to read your opinions regarding the use of technology. Read more »

Creating a “Customer First” Experience with Digital Technology

February 2nd, 2016

mondopad higherEd

 

Classrooms are changing! Students are changing! Colleges are changing! In a November 2015 report, Hanover Research explored a variety of trends that have developed in higher education marketing and branding, as well as in student recruitment, enrollment, and advancement. Specifically, they closely examined how technology will impact higher education in the future. Read more »