Commercialisation of educational technology
2018 January 20 Saturday 11:01
Next week will be BETT London. The first time this writer attended was two years ago and as a new teacher, it was a real surprise to see very little use of freedom software within the school infrastructure, used by teachers and students.
Inertia about file formats
2018 January 25 Thursday 12:06
All about robots
2018 January 28 Sunday 17:38
So, the "ed-tech" industry exhibition, BETT concluded this weekend for another year. Notable observations? Everything has to be "gamified" to appeal to the current "yoof". Tedious, but necessary. Similarly, robots and additive (aka 3D-) printing are proving to be popular.
There was a memorable quotation (sorry can't remember the source) about the need to embark on the technological train, or risk being left behind. A scary thought, heightened by the fact that there are so many choices; which to take? Which choice will lead to a dead end?
Freedom to think differently
2018 January 29 Monday 21:05
One of the liberating features of GNU/Linux is the freedom to think differently and beyond proprietary perspectives.
Curious to know the weather tomorrow? Just typed:
torsocks lynx finger://firstname.lastname@example.org
One day, we will be able to have similar freedom when using a mobile phone...The power of the command terminal! :)