Posted by: Richard Schwier | October 2, 2008

History of Ed Tech Project

It appears that I’m the last one to blog about this, but here goes:

We have started a project to begin to gather together some of the history of educational technology — the contemporary history that is whizzing by us at a dizzying pace. George Siemens from the University of Manitoba Learning Technologies Centre and Sylvia Currie, of SCoPE fame, initiated this project and invited me to participate along with a group of graduate students in our Educational Communications and Technology program at the University of Saskatchewan. We will conduct some interviews, gather some artefacts, and hopefully build an appetite for others to contribute stories and whatever they think should be preserved to the collection. We’ve called it a Virtual Museum for now, but that’s just a weak metaphor we’re using to promote the idea for now. What will we end up with? Your guess is as good as mine, but I’m hoping it is a project that will gather steam over time and turn into whatever it wants to become.

I gave an opening salvo yesterday in a SCoPE Elluminate session. Here is the recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2008-10-01.0919.M.443A963BB3D9FF2B01AF198E5DBBBA.vcr

I also invite you to join into the discussion or start your own thread over the next three weeks. You’ll need a free SCoPE account, but then just join our session at http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/mod/forum/view.php?f=389 and jump right in. I do hope this project takes on a life of its own.


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