Pontfications on the field of Educational Technology and Instructional Design.
Bare with me as I ponder the meaning of education in the 21st century from the perspecitive of an instructional designer.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Google Wave...wave of the future?
Interesting, today I read about Google Wave which promises to be the "wave" of the future. Some are claiming it will be the end of email and other types of communication. Hmmm. Doubtful, but it may be an exciting option for people who are using collaboration tools. For instance, Google Wave will have the ability to allow synchronous or asynchronous communication, allow easy file transfer, and allow for extendability with gadgets. Since I just finished 2 years of using online collaboration tools, this should be very interesting to see as it rolls out. I, for one, will be trying it out. The image below links out to a presentation by Google.
Many people have been wondering, "Whatever became of Mr. Ed since his show was discontinued?" Well, he's been in school at SDSU and has reinvented himself. He is not just "Mr. Ed...the talking horse, but Mr. Ed-Tech, Phd...the educational technologist. In fact, now he wants to be called Dr. Ed-Tech since he spent a fortune on his education. So please give him the respect owed to him by addressing him properly!
What Problems Do You Think Dr. Ed-Tech Should Address First?