Why is UC Berkeley known as a bad college for undergrads?

Quora question: Why is UC Berkeley known as a bad college for undergrad? UC Berkeley ranks among the top public schools in the world. Some friends got into Cal, but chose UCLA, UC SB and Cal Poly instead, because they didn’t think it was a good school for undergrads. My response: Currently, Berkeley uses theContinue reading “Why is UC Berkeley known as a bad college for undergrads?”

Personal AIs that know more about us than we know about ourselves

Do we want Personal AIs that know more about us than we know about ourselves? Here are two big thinkers who have weighed in on this question: Yuval Noah Harari – No. They would not be loyal to us, so they would constitute a threat to our privacy and autonomy. Danny Hillis – Yes. TheyContinue reading “Personal AIs that know more about us than we know about ourselves”

The Three Uses of Educational Technology: Instrumental, Informational, and Instructional

One way to analyze the field of Educational Technology is to consider these three main uses: instrumental, informational, and instructional. Instrumental uses of technology. This category would cover “instrumental” software applications that are used both within the context of some educational context and outside of that context. They are instrumental in that they are usedContinue reading “The Three Uses of Educational Technology: Instrumental, Informational, and Instructional”

Story Tellers, Scribes, and the Long Term History of Educational Technology

During the pandemic, more students, parents, and teachers are learning about the pros & cons of remote learning. Some can’t wait to get back to business-as-usual, but others see it as a learning opportunity. As for me, I think of the development of distance education and online learning as being analogous to the development ofContinue reading “Story Tellers, Scribes, and the Long Term History of Educational Technology”

The Old Innovation Memes Blog

From 2010 to April of 2020, I maintained a blog on BlogSpot called Innovation Memes. It had articles on education, technology, artificial intelligence, and social evolution – the same themes you’ll find on Meme Innovation, the WordPress blog you are now reading. You can still access my old Innovation Memes blog at: https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/ My oldContinue reading “The Old Innovation Memes Blog”