Bryan Alexander - A Devil's Dictionary of Educational Technology


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Blended learning, n. The practice of combining digital and analog teaching. Also referred to as "teaching", "learning", and "the real world".

Flipped classroom, n. "The practice of replacing lectures that instructors give to summarize a course's readings with videos of lectures that summarize a course's readings."

LMS, n. 1) A document management system, whereby a faculty member can transfer a single document to his or her students. Curiously overpowered for this purpose, nevertheless universally deployed.

2) A good way to avoid legal notices about copyright.

3) The graveyard of pedagogical intentions. A sump for IT budgets.

Source: A Devil's Dictionary of Educational Technology – Medium


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