The Internet of Education Things (part 1)

This is the 1st part of a 2-part post. According to the Horizon Report for 2015 (Higher Education edition) the Internet of Things (IoT) has a 4-to-5-years adoption horizon in university education. Of course, we will only know the accuracy of that prediction in 2019/20 (although, as has been noted many times before, while we do tend […]

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Why An Education Network is Different (Part 2)

[This is a continuation of the previous post…] Too many who design network infrastructures for schools or campuses believe that they are creating something akin to a standard enterprise architecture, and that just a few tweaks will turn it magically into a education architecture. It is a completely untenable view. A network for a school or college or campus is […]

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Why An Education Network is Different (Part 1)

Too many who design network infrastructures for schools or campuses believe that they are creating something akin to a standard enterprise architecture, and that just a few tweaks will turn it magically into a education architecture. It is a completely untenable view. A network for a school or college or campus is a network like no other. This is […]

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Fixing Education’s Historical Fixation

The limitless network of networks that we now inhabit, with its boundless stores of data and information, is quickly democratizing access to knowledge for everyone who has that essential connection to the Internet. This fact alone is already causing the pivotal relationship that has persisted at the heart of formal education since the dawn of history […]

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Education’s Moment of Interplay

In The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, published almost half a century ago, Marshall McLuhan observed that the world he lived in was changing shape. It was a world that, as he depicted it, was simultaneously ‘dissolving and resolving’, a world that appeared to be at ‘a moment of interplay of contrasted cultures.’ […]

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