EDIT: I’ve decided to pursue the ITP2Go idea. The consumer advocacy project has exploded/imploded into an idea beyond my capabilities to harness it for this class/semester. I will definitely continue to research it, and consider it a high interest area of mine, but ITP2Go is much more attainable and tangible for now.
ITP2Go: Online environment for [...]
Also, this has nothing to do with any of my below ramblings, but I was curious about the MIT MediaLab format and found this breakdowm of their space re/design by Fumihiko Maki extremely cool and interesting:
And pictures: http://www.media.mit.edu/about/building ———
One of ITP’s greatest strengths as a school, is likely a large contributor to [...]
I decided to break my own standard methodology for this assignment, and play around with other people’s code. Mainly on the basis that online learning management tools are nothing new, and I am personally quite ignorant of what goes into them, the planning, the architecture, etc. By that rationale, I wanted to explore a few [...]
As I summed up my experiences with online education, I discovered some fundamental necessities which don’t seem to translate from offline to online. Educational environments need presence and meaningful dialogue. They need focus, organization, and time commitment. They need to evolve and grow organically as necessary. So far I haven’t experienced this level of dedication to [...]
Since the advent of the internet chat room, I’ve been curious about how the exponentially growing undercurrent of daily conversation could have an effect on learning environments. I’ve actually had several experiences with alternative learning environments over the years, most of which rely on this one-size-fits-all syllabus structure, that guides you through a series of videos or [...]