Introduction to Learning Technologies

Reading through the history of learning technologies presents a woefully consistent approach. From the earliest mechanical computation machines, through television, the internet, and now virtual reality and artificial intelligence, the trend has always been for those in power to become enamored with the latest technology and try to shoe-horn it into the education space. Instead of asking “what is the cheapest way we can use this exciting new thing in education?”, we should be asking: “where are the weak points in education and what kind of technology would strengthen them?” Of course, it is not until recently that we would…

Debugging Away From Failure

Link to PDF: https://www.bartucz.com/mrbartucz/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/EPSY-5124-Debugging-Away-From-Failure-2.pdf Debugging Away From Failure Or How To Avoid Unrecoverable Loss John Bartucz Department of Curriculum and Instruction University of Minnesota EPSY 5124 – Debugging Failure Dr. David DeLiema December 22, 2021 Abstract Failure means many things to many people. From a low grade on a math test in elementary school to a space shuttle explosion, the word has different meanings and consequences for all of the individuals and groups involved. How can a single event be placed at so many different places on the continuum from success to failure by so many different people? This paper…