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“Steep Learning Curve” or how human intuition has failed us again…

This morning, while checking tech news about all-things-mac, I’ve found a short news article about the rumored Tablet or Slate that Apple, Inc. is supposed to introduce end of January 2010. So far, nothing new… 🙂 However, Mac Essentials was reporting that Cult of Mac got a stunning piece of information from a supposedly Apple […]

7 January 2010 at 11:21 - Comments
Max at 18:51 on 9 January 2010
Ech mengen den Probleem as dann ganz einfaach daat et vielleicht besser misst aklert sin, well wei der et jo…

Learning and Motivation to Learn

I’ve been thinking about the issue of motivation and lack-of-motivation and discussing it with bachelor in educational sciences students over the last years… and I’ve always had the impression that we tend to assume that kids who don’t learn (to do) certain things at school don’t *want* to learn. Maybe they don’t want to learn these […]

10 November 2009 at 10:08 - Comments
Le Dude at 12:47 on 10 November 2009
Quite so; I cannot help but feel that a large chunk of educational curriculum is presented at the wrong time…
bob.reuter at 11:47 on 15 November 2009
Le Dude, I do not really agree that language learning starts at 10 or 12 in schools... at least not…

RE: Designing for anticipation, Teaching for anticipation | Punya Mishra’s Web

So what does this mean for teaching? First, everything we do as educators needs a larger goal (the big picture as it were). Too often we get lost in the minutia of of the project and forget the broader, overarching frame. The structure of our lessons, our semester, our mini-activities needs to have a larger […]

20 October 2009 at 09:07 - Comments

Educational Technology and Specific Learning Difficulties

During my online exploration, in search of resources on dyscalculia for a research project, I stumbled upon a software that was “designed for remediation of dyscalculia in children aged 4-8. It may also be useful for prevention of dyscalculia, or to teach number sense in kindergarten children without specific learning disabilities. The software was developed […]

28 July 2009 at 16:59 - Comments

Joining ‘The Future of Education’ network

I’ve stumbled upon a website called ‘The Future of Education: Charting the Course of Teaching and Learning in a Networked World’. While reading the description — “This community is devoted to providing an opportunity for those who care about education to share their voices and ideas with others. It’s a place for thoughtful discussion on […]

28 July 2009 at 09:45 - Comments

New book!

I’ve just finished compiling and uploading the new student-book on “Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Learning”, full of papers written by my bachelor students.

23 July 2009 at 11:52 - Comments

TPACK: Using technology for enriched experiences of content

I’ve discovered, more by chance, the DEVOLVE website (, which allows you to make a “[…] journey back in time [and] to see yourself as you would have looked as an early human”. To me, this is a nice example of a digital technology tool that allows you to have enriched and personally connected experiences […]

17 July 2009 at 14:21 - Comments
bob at 14:23 on 17 July 2009
more over, the fact that kids could use their own pictures and DE-volve themselves would make the exploration of evolutionary…

TEDTalk: Life Lessons through Tinkering

Check out this episode of TEDTalks (video) at Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering – Gever Tulley (2009) – LINK

1 July 2009 at 20:54 - Comments

Book Review: “Lernen: Ein pädagogischer Grundbegriff” by Michael Göhlich & Jörg Zirfas

I’ve started to read “Lernen: Ein pädagogischer Grundbegriff” by Michael Göhlich & Jörg Zirfas a week ago. It has been recommanded to me by Pierre Fixmer (lecturer @ and will be one of the books we’ll use for our seminar in the Bachelor in Educational Sciences programme “Exploring Perspectives on Learning” next semester. So […]

1 July 2009 at 08:14 - Comments

Book Review: “Basiswissen Multimedia – Band 2: Lernen” by Andreas Holzinger

I’ve just received and started to read A. Holzinger’s Book on Learning with Multimedia… and I’m really happy that I’ve bought this book… It’s simply exactly the book-of-reference we should have had right from the start for our “Learning with Media” seminar in the BScE. It covers every aspect of our seminars, from the way […]

1 July 2009 at 08:13 - Comments