Who are people who have a story to tell us about the history of educational technology?
Also, we would welcome you to gather any of these stories you can and contribute them. This is a good place to start, so feel free to add a story here if you have one, or you can gather one for the project.
On a recent UK-China elearning project we collaboratively developed an online course and I kept a journal of the experience. The journal was shared with the other tutors and became a focus/anchor etc for a highly distributed course tutoring team. If I anonymised any mention of names I thought it might be an interesting contribution to collaborative intercultural etutoring and the people involved as a day by day lived experience of an online course. Would it be of interest to the museum?
I thought it might be a good place to house such a record and something looking beyond whether we were early adopters of Mosaic etc. (also of interest too of course).
Okay Richard thanks for the encouragement. I'll check I've covered ethics and maybe draw up a bit of background info (the project and course design) to give it a context too. Then I'll send it to you for consideration. It'll take me a couple of weeks to jump the hurdles and I'll get back to you asap.
I was going over one of your postings from Oct 2, 2008 -- and you mentioned an interesting e-tutoring project (recent UK-China collaborations). I was wondering where we might find more information about this as I think it sounds terrific and not just for the museum, but for the cultural growth of e-learning and global educational.
Thanks for any lead you can give me on this. Jo Ann
I would like to include Ab Moore and Leslie Richards from the University of Guelph who were actively involved in the Telidon "experiments" in the 80's. I will try to talk to them.
Also I think we should include Tom Carey from the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo.
I would vote for Seymour Papert and his microworlds that gave rise to the Logo programming language. Logo and Basic were the first two languages I began experimenting with in Grade 4 and 5 and the instilled in me a lifelong curiosity in the design of code. I have installed eToys on my son's XO - another programming environment for young people influenced by Logo - and see the same enthusiasm as he explores the interactions he orchestrates through basic code design.