An interesting interview with Walter Bender, the creator of the version of Linux that has been included in the One Laptop Per Child project, appears in this month’s Learning & Technology magazine. When asked whether Sugar, the Linux version developed, would be modified to support tablet PC’s and other keyboard-less devices, he responds: But to… Continue reading Keyboards are still important!
Chip Bruce speaks of exploration kits in a recent blog post [Backpack-based exploration kits] would be available to individual youth, or to organizations such as community centers, after-school programs, boys and girls clubs, 4-H, and so on. They would allow youth to take tools into many different settings, thus promoting ubiquitous learning. I have been… Continue reading Citizen Professional Toolkits
I’ve been working on an exercise to develop a mission statement for my research. I think I’m settling on the following. Helping communities have an equal voice in a digital world. To accomplish this mission, it is important to: inform communities on how emerging technologies and trends are opening up new possibilities for community action;… Continue reading Equal Voices in a Digital World
I’ve followed with passing interest the development of fiber to the home (FTTH) that is occuring in a few areas around our country and much more extensively overseas. Along with others, I have wondered just how valuable that much speed really is for most people. Still, it seems somewhat disconcerting to think that we’ve gone… Continue reading Big Broadband and Citizen Professionals