Tag Archives: design

Navigating This Site

This website uses an open-source personal publishing platform called WordPress. Menu headings were suggested by staff of Learning Technologies and CIDER. Content includes material written by members of the Task Force on Instructional Technologies and invited contributors. There are three … Continue reading

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Organizational Systems Subcommittee Report

Organizational Systems for VT2020 The Organizational Systems Subcommittee of the Task Force on Instructional Technology was asked to respond to the questions “Where is the edge?” and “Who is on the edge?”  License was granted to alter the questions, and … Continue reading

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“Innovation College”: A Magical Incubator for VT

MIT’s Building 20, built in 1943, was called the “Magical Incubator” because over the course of its long history it housed a range of laboratories involved in some of the most important and ground-breaking developments in science and technology, from … Continue reading

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Smart Assessment & Learning Analytics

Imagine this as a university campus. Imagine this is what we could do with our data. Can we build this at VT? Can we foster an interdisciplinary “meeting of the minds”: instructional design, learning technologies, brain science, education, psychology, computer … Continue reading

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Design, Modeling, Fabrication

The Future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed. –William Gibson How do we design for the future? How might we design in the future? How can designers recognize the truth of Gibson’s bon mot and build from those … Continue reading

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Computational Thinking

The computer has revolutionized every aspect of human existence, from individuals’ daily lives to the processes and organizations of nations and the world itself. Such a statement would have seemed a bold or even crackpot vision just half a century … Continue reading

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Invent The Future

The will to learn in an intrinsic motive, one that finds both its source and its reward in its own exercise. The will to learn becomes a “problem” only under specialized circumstances like those of a school, where a curriculum … Continue reading

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Visions Of The Possible

Many grand challenges and extraordinary opportunities have already emerged in the digital age. Many more are on the way. All of these challenges will involve computers. All will involve learning. All will involve collaboration. And as the diagram below indicates, … Continue reading

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Patterns And Understanding

  The task is the same now as it ever has been, familiar, thrilling, unavoidable: we work with all our myriad talents to expand our media of expression to the full measure of our humanity. –Janet Murray, “Inventing the Medium” … Continue reading

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