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3D Printing and education

President Obama mentioned 3D printing in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Since then, the web has been abuzz about 3D printing and stocks related to 3D printing are on the climb. What is this transformative technology and what might it mean for educators. Read Tryggvi Thayer’s thoughts on 3D printing and education [...]

LFI to Partner with Technology Redesign Task Group for a “booksprint” on the future of technology and education

During the first weekend in March, 2013, Leapfrog Initiatives will partner with the Dept. of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development’s student-led Technology Redesign Task Group to conduct a “Booksprint” on the impact of emerging and anticipated technologies on education. Participants will be selected based on skills and knowledge needs. All students, staff and faculty of [...]

“Ethical” cheating: Getting ahead in formal education

Arthur Harkins and George Kubik recently published an article on “ethical” cheating for On the Horizon. That is, “cheating” within “the context of digital-era learning that involves open-source collaboration and the ready sharing of ideas, knowledge, and information.” In other words, we use technologies to help us get ahead in other areas of life. Why [...]