Author Archives: Steve Mahaley

Virtual Reality: Defining and Applying

There is quite a lot out there at the moment about virtual reality.  News just today in the NY Times assesses the current position of this technology in Gartner’s hype cycle – apparently we are now in the “trough of … Continue reading

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Lunches with Chuck Sullivan

The following was written hastily and with NO edits in 1998.  I had just started an office-based job after having taught elementary school for 9 years.  I had the great pleasure of working with Chuck in the summers of 1994-96. … Continue reading

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Lessons from the track

Over the past few years, I’ve been able to realize a life-long dream of driving fast.  Er.  Driving fast, safely.  Lots of people drive fast – too fast – on public roads.  I’m not talking about that.  I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Coulrophobia

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the … Continue reading

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Education for Effect

Having been in the business of executive and management development for 18 years, I’m quite familiar with the questions clients have about return on investment (ROI).   We routinely include positioning on this in our work proposals, and follow through with components … Continue reading

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Towards a Pedagogy of Technology, 2

Next installment in this mini-series.  This one is about critically assessing the pedagogical utility of the technology at hand. Claim 2:  Every tool has its purpose.  Or purposes. Effectively – every tool has its purpose.  Some can serve more than … Continue reading

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Towards a Pedagogy of Technology

This is the first in a series of ideas I’d like to share about how to position technology tools in the design and delivery of education. Four claims for better learning design: Claim 1: There is an ‘e’ in learning.  … Continue reading

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