STEAM in Oregon

Variety of assorted programs: Innovate Oregon – Spearheaded by TAO with programs in Amity, Dayton, Newberg, Willamina, and Yamhill-Carlton. TiE Young Entrepreneurs – School year program with state competition in May. Tualatin Mobile Makerspace – Product of the ABC competition that's now transforming to a Tualatin STEAM non-profit. Oregon Robotics Program – Amazingly broken website. […]

What they teach in schools these days

Response given in Leah’s nutrition class: On the internet, I used web addresses that ended in “gov”, “edu”, or “org” because the textbook indicates any web address ends in“gov”, “edu”, or “org” provide reliable information.  I trust the information from these websites. Houston, we have a very serious problem.

The conference I want to attend this year

Blogging about the conference I want to attend this year because I don’t have the bandwidth to put it together. Let’s call it AgencyCon. The key idea is to bring together a bunch of agencies that build on top of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and whatever other frameworks. Personally, here’s what I’d like to get out […]

Do universities hear the critics of journalism education?

New techniques and technologies are born monthly and it takes two years to get a new class through. Major new forms of media arise in less time than it takes to get a PhD. I doubt academia will handle the digital age well. It still hasn’t accepted that this is the biggest leap since Gutenberg […]

Napster, Udacity, and the Academy

First, the people running the old system don’t notice the change. When they do, they assume it’s minor. Then that it’s a niche. Then a fad. And by the time they understand that the world has actually changed, they’ve squandered most of the time they had to adapt. It’s been interesting watching this unfold in […]

Jeff Jarvis again on disruption

Elizabeth Eisenstein, our leading Gutenberg scholar, says that after the press, people no longer needed to use rhyme as a tool to memorize recipes and other such information. Instead, we now relied on text printed on paper. I have no doubt that curmudgeons at the time lamented lost skills. Text became our new collective memory. […]