Learning from Jobs

Steve Jobs had a profound influence on the world of technology.  One could argue that under his leadership Apple redefined the user experience so much so that technology has seamlessly integrated with every aspect of our lives. Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson has written a concise piece in this month’s Harvard Business Review on the Real … More Learning from Jobs

The next big thing

I think many people over forty have a problem with technology and the older you are the more technology seems difficult to understand. We always seem to be playing catch up as the NBT ( next big thing) hits the market. New and converging technologies appear and we often feel powerless in the face of … More The next big thing

Why the question is more important than the answer

If education is essentially a search for meaning, then should our goal as teachers be to ask good questions even when there are no clear answers? For decades, our education systems have been built around the transmission of knowledge from teacher to student.  The prescribed curriculum provided one path through the maze and gave students few opportunities to … More Why the question is more important than the answer

Viva la revolucion

Living in a digital age, it’s hard not to focus our attention on technology.  Every newspaper has a section devoted to it and there is always worldwide interest when Apple launches its latest gadget. What we seem to miss in all of this is the social revolution that is taking place.   Like the French or the counter-culutral revolution of the … More Viva la revolucion

Out to pasture

In 2010, we find ourselves peering over the edge of a great chasm that has to be crossed tif we are to get to a world of new potentials. We move forward with a sense of excitement and possibilities Technology has given us a window into the future.  Just look at the hype and excitment … More Out to pasture