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Technological magic and the philosopher’s education

Technological magic and the philosopher’s education

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” (Clarke’s third law). The impact of current digital technologies such as Web 3.0, with its intelligent cloud, on our education system is potentially magical. Yet as we navigate our way through digital disruption, widespread effective and enthusiastic implementation among many muggle academics and their students is not immediately apparent. What determines how we incorporate technology when we design learning activities? It goes without saying that inclusion must be purposeful – the use…

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Reference managers

Reference managers

I’ve devoted scant resources to evaluating reference managers, which is unfathomable given a good deal of my time is involved in organising information. Over the years I have wandered from one to the other, and not been happy with any of them. The free ones all seemed buggy. The ones that cost money, work AND have heaps of delightful features fail me when I move on from the host institution willing to pay for them. My requirements for a reference…

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