First and foremost, thank you everyone who congratulated me on the new design for this blog and also made the remark that the only thing missing now was new content!
I figured that a lot of my readers have missed my activity here quite a bit as I wrote in bulk but not regularly and continuously, lately. I can’t promise that this is going to change completely, but as you might have noticed, I already changed to a new cleaner and faster theme.
The goal is to post at least twice a week here, and I will also share short summaries of the blog posts I write for Disrupt Education, edcetera and from tomorrow on Fractus Learning.
This week I wrote two pieces. One about note sharing and the other about Facebook stock and why I think it is undervalued.
Video Calls – Breakthrough in Communication for Deaf People
On Tuesday I wrote about how video calls as a breakthrough in communication for deaf people. There was an interesting article on the German magazine “Der Spiegel” about how the Internet in general changes the way people communicate today and it also included a lot of online learning examples. The one that caught my attention was the part where the magazine interviewed a deaf person and how the iPhone 4 with front facing camera and Facetime changed the way he communicates with others.
Yesterday I wrote about one of my favorite topics in technology, augmented reality. I believe there are great ways to use this technology in education and learning in general. Especially when you combine it with QR codes and Geo tagging. Seeing a complex concept or simply extended information on the screen of your mobile phone or tablet device instead of having to imagine it makes learning much more intuitive and brain friendly.
Today is a special day for me as a blogger. I published my first post on my brand new blog called “Disrupt Education” which is part of the Big Think family.
Needless to say that I feel truly honored to be part of this global platform, connecting people and ideas and that mine will be along those of great thinkers like Dr. Michio Kaku, Erik Klemetti or Dominic Basulto to mention just three of them.