When BitTorrent Sync is the Right EdTech Tool

You can think of BitTorrent Sync as “Dropbox without the Cloud”. Not to be confused with the underlying technology of BitTorrent, this is a way of keeping a folder and files sync’d across multiple computers, but unlike Dropbox, your files are never stored on a remote cloud server. Instead, files …

Reflection: 6 Objections to Technology in Higher Ed

This is a reflection on Joshua Kim’s article, 6 Objections to Technology in Higher Ed. I’m going to address each of the major points, but for more context, please refer to the original article. Objection #1 – Money Spent On Campus Technology Is Money Not Available to Spend Elsewhere: Price growth (tuition) has …

What’s THE BIG PROBLEM in Edtech? Depends how you define it.

One thing I notice after following several edtech theorists for years is that we’re all creating solutions to different problems, calling that THE BIG PROBLEM in edtech, and talking too little about the different contexts we’re in and unique challenges we are attempting to address. Michael Feldstein calls for A …