What I found amazing about the research study of ownership, use, and value of technology for personal and academic purposes were the student voices and the statistics indicating the usage of technology. One comment mentioned that the tools are available but not used. I would suggest that student voices become part of the discussion when it comes to what types of technology should be delivered to provide value and quality education. It appeared from the study that the resources available to students online is what they are missing or seeking in some cases. How do we meet the needs of students that are looking for resources and tools to connect them with their institution of higher learning?
Crayon Corporation is holding virtual meetings and take a moment to see how they do it!
Susan B. Barnes of Fordham University states that it was the vision, creativity and ingenuity that drove Alan Kay to be the leader and mover on concepts relative to how we use computers today. Currently Kay’s team is at Disney’s Imagineering Division and has a nonprofit educational website to create, develop, and distribute multimedia documents. His most memorable contribution to the world of computing is the realization of his vision of computers emerging from being the text-based office information system to the personal multimedia communication device that we all love and use today.
Adele Goldberg, a trailblazer and one of the first women in technology to harness acclaim for her innovative ideas in computer science was a key contributor along with Alan Kay to create instill the ideas surrounding the creation of the tablet computer with multiple object overlapping that we take for granted today
Thank you Adele Goldberg
Thank you Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg, together they paved the way for us to multitask and intertwine streams of technology into our everyday lives.
I found the Hypermedia topic to be very informative and appropriate because recently I was introduced to using a Hypermedia Document in place of WORD and the benefits to both the user and the designer far supercedes the old tech.
Changing from a traditional WORD DOCUMENT to a hypermedia document is really a smooth transition. If you are typically comfortable using websites, interactive devices and other forms of technology, using a hypermedia document will be seamless.
Tech with Purpose: A hypermedia document allows us to incorporate more and more technology in our teaching methods. However, we need to make sure we are doing so with purpose.
Visuals can be stimulating: The hypermedia document can be visually stimulating. Why did the iPod take off when other MP3 players were unsuccessful? Aesthetics!
Q- Did you ever wonder who invented the ability to jump around on the screen from object to object by the click of a (MOUSE)?
A- Ask Doug Engelbart
As a consumer, the Kindle 2 changed my life. In essence, I gained more hours in my day, which enabled me to believe in the possibilities of what saving both time and money could yield from an off the shelf gadget. For example, I would spend time traveling between Borders, Barnes and Noble, and libraries looking for books to either purchase or borrow. Once I received the Kindle 2, I cancelled subscriptions to newspapers and magazines, saved on gasoline usage and found it to be a useful and economical resource for accessing research material for papers. I received my Kindle 2 as a gift on March 20, 2009 and it arrived on the shelves for purchase in February of 2009. I would suggest that the Kindle 2 has been a worthwhile investment and has made a positive impact upon changes in my life while having served a useful purpose.