Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jincheng Institute of Technology

Dwight Allen and I gave a series of lectures on educational technology and new teaching methods. Here are a few videos of Dwight. The below play list on YouTube is just a small part. It's on the teaching method called "2+2".


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jincheng Institute Lecture Series

These are talks given by myself and Dr. Dwight W. Allen at the Jincheng Institute. They cover a variety of topics concerned with the effective use of educational technology. The talks are translated into Chinese.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Swype: Making quick work of typing on small screens

Swype is introducing a way to type using a touch screen by dragging a finger over a keyboard. This is faster than lifting and pressing each finger. I'm not sure how one does double letters. This is one more indication that small devices, such as smart phones, will become PC replacements. Easy typing combined with a link to a large monitor via wireless will essentially make for a low-end PC.


Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Beijing Computer Shopping Mall

Yesterday I visited the largest computer shopping mall in Beijing. The place is massive with ten floors of wall-to-wall computer booths. Lots of deals but I ended up not buying anything. The number of items that could be a fake is huge. As I was looking at all the products that claimed to being SanDisk or Kingston, I had no way to know if it were real or not. One of my friends purchased what he thought was a SanDisk only to find out when he sent ti to SanDisk for repair that it was a fake. He purchased it in this store. I guess the motto of the story is that one has to be extra careful when looking for a deal.