Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Technologies that your kids may never know about
Recently, there have been a few interesting articles about technologies from the not-so-distant past that have already been replaced with newer, smaller, and quicker innovations. A posting on Wired’s GeekDad blog features a list of 100 items that we grew up with but that your kids may never know about. The BBC News website also has an interesting review from a 13-year-old who gave up his iPod to try out a Walkman. It is a different world out there for students today.