Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Rhymes throughout history - EDUC 8848 Module 3

Music was composed by Scott P. Schreer, Taras Mashtalir, and Ernie Lake; published by FreePlay.  Entitled Antenna If - Found on Electronic Grooves Vol 1

The idea of rhymes in history comes to me from David Thornburg's video, "Rhymes of History".  The rhyme that echoes through history pictured here is communicating through print.  This human need spans through the centuries from 600 AD in China to the current Google Nexus 7 (whose picture refused to go into the timeline in order and is omitted).  I created here an incomplete history of the printing rhymes:

 593 China printing press
1452 Gutenberg printing press
1875 Typewriter Sholes & Glidden
1895 Underwood Typewriter
1971 IBM Word Processor
1977 early Commodore / Apple II / Tandy desktop computers
1982 Commodore 64
1984 Macintosh / IBM PC Jr.
1991/1992 Powerbooks / Thinkpads
1996 Palm Pilots 1000
2007 Asus Eee PC
2010 Apple iPad
2012 iPad 3 / Nexus 7

The editors of the NMC Horizon Report 2012 Higher Education predict mobile apps and tablet computing will be mainstream in one year or less.  For that to happen, and the devices to be truly useful in education, they will need to support Java.
The report predicts learning analytics and game-based learning will come into the mainstream in two to three years.  The internet of things and gesture-based computing will be mainstream in four to five years.  I would modify those predictions to game-based learning and the internet of things within the next five years.  Wafer thin tablets are on the horizon as well, some in development in Japan.

Laureate Education, Inc. (Producer). (2009). Rhymes of History  [Video]. In Emerging and future technology [DVD] Baltimore, MD: Author.


Linda Hutchison said...

Hi Lisa,
I just attended a workshop today in which a developer demonstrated her literacy app. She designed it to be individualized not mechanical. Those types of educational apps I would support.

featheredflowers said...

Hi Lisa,
So what will actually be printed in 5 years? Would printers become the obsolete technology? I like the timeline and the tool used to showcase it.
Thanks for sharing,
~Laurie Korte

Shannon Burns-Casimier said...

Great job of your blog video this week. I like the music you chose to use for your video. It's amazing to look back and how technology has modernized over the past decades. You have given my some ideas to play around with as I plan my Multimedia Workshop. Awesome job. Shannon~