My Interview on Education Matters

Chicago public radio studio

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dwayne Olson on the WGTD 91.1 radio program “Education Matters.” It was a great opportunity to talk about virtual learning and libraries. I cannot embed the audio from the interview, but…
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The Importance of the Invitation to Learning

A picture of an Apple 3G iPhone box that creates a positive invitation to the device.

From “Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired-and Secretive-Company Really Works“┬áby Adam Lashinsky How a customer opens a box must be one of the last things a typical product designer would consider. Yet for Apple, the inexpensive box merits as much…
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Make No Little Plans

This is a picture of the Daniel Turnham 1909 plan for the city of Chicago

Note: This blog post originally appeared on on February 14, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. With the recent announcement of the ConnectHome initiative by the Obama Administration, this post,…
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Internet Access is Still Not Ubiquitous

In the past, I have written about the misconception that Internet access is not ubiquitous for many Americans, in particular for those in rural areas. Today, the Pew Research Center released a report outlining the changing landscape of our Internet…
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