Tag Archive for: Technology

When technology makes us dumb

21 Nov
November 21, 2014 Technology is all around us.  Technology drives our lives.  Technology makes our lives easier.  But can technology also make us dumb?  That’s a strange concept – but read on... The Power of the Pen According to research by Mueller and Oppenheimer at UCLA. students who took lecture notes longhand had a deeper understanding of the material.  That’s a pretty damning consequence for all the electronic-mac-enabled-kindle-note takers. Mueller and Oppenheimer suggested that taking notes Read more [...]

The 1000 mph classroom

14 Nov
November 14, 2014 The classroom has come under pressure of late.  Considered expensive by some and containing poor content by others, the classroom has had its fair share of ups and downs – but if delivered at 1000 mph, classrooms can serve a variety of purposes. Classroom crisis? The Learning Survey 2014 from the Learning and Performance Institute contains a comprehensive range of trends affecting the learning and development arena.  Within the report there was some mixed information regarding the use of classrooms Read more [...]

It takes a lot more than technology to strike gold

17 Apr
April 17, 2014 10th March 2014 will go down in history as the day that skier Kelly Gallagher won ParalympicsGB's first ever gold at the Winter Games with victory in the visually impaired Super-G in Sochi.  Although much was made of the Bluetooth communication between Kelly and her guide, Charlotte Evans, there was a lot more than technology that helped Kelly to this historic win. Story Kelly Gallaher is a 28-year-old from Bangor in County Down in Northern Ireland, She has congenital oculocutaneous albinism, Read more [...]