Articles Posted in the " technology " Category

  • BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 6: Ethics) #DigiHuman

    6/6: Ethics http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p7yg3 If a driverless car has to choose between crashing you into a school bus or a wall who do you want to be programming that decision? Aleks Krotoski explores ethics in technology. Join Aleks as she finds out if it’s even possible for a device to ‘behave’ in a morally prescribed way […]


  • BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 4: Nostalgia) #DigiHuman

    4/6: Nostalgia http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n31cr We live in a world where the nostalgia for the past now permeates our present. With online trends like ‘Throw Back Thursdays’, apps like Timehop and platforms which gives you the tools to make your digital image look like it was taken with an analogue camera, the internet has never seemed so […]


  • BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 2: Language) #DigiHuman

    2/6: Language http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lpxx9 We communicate with each other in more ways than ever and with an ever expanding range of devices and platforms. But they all piggy back on an earlier invention, our original social networking technology – language. In this edition of the Digital Human Aleks Krotoski explores the idea of language as a […]


  • Emulate Plato and Steve Jobs, university educators hear (@timeshighered)

    Excellent, another little example that I use frequently in my training courses (must double check is Plato & not Socrates!): The maturing of digital technology is returning higher education to the age of the School of Athens, when Plato dismissed books as a dangerous disruption to education. That was the argument made by William Rankin, […]


  • Art and Technology: Can they work together?

    Interesting piece from the Guardian: Technology and art have enjoyed a tempestuous relationship over the years. Fine art purists have demonstrated a wary scepticism towards the use and abuse of new technologies, and tech-heads have been staunchly resistant to art’s whimsical influence. But as the pressing issues of privacy and identity, addiction and dependency, and […]


  • Will Technology Replace Thinking?

    Interesting piece from Kirk Douglas, aged 96 – observing technological changes: The first thing you come up against is technology. One night we took our grandchildren out for dinner. I looked around the table. Jason, the youngest, was playing games with his cellphone; Ryan, 12 years old, had his head under the table and I […]



  • Universities need to be less scared of technology

    Interesting article, although I may contest the ‘digital generation’ stuff #seemybook And remember, this is the digital generation, born wired for wi-fi with huge expectations when it comes to the delivery of information. (However, tolerance for anything that requires an attention span is at an all-time low.) When it comes to teaching, we’re all going […]


  • HE Changing Times

    As Steven Schwartz retires, he looks ahead As everyone knows, technology has exploded in the past decade. In 2002, there were no Moocs, no Facebook, no iPhones or iPads. As The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman observed, 10 years ago Twitter was still a sound, the cloud was in the sky, 4G was a parking space, […]


  • Harness Student Devices? #BYOD

    Listened to this talk live – interesting to see it in the THE: Students have so many devices: sector must be smart and tap them, says expert. Chris Parr writes Harnessing the power of the technology that students already have in their pockets could revolutionise the way universities teach – but more research into how […]