Category Archives: Funny

2017 Gartners’ hype cycle for technology in education

Yesterday I posted this on my Dutch blog and Sara Hjelm asked me to share it also here. At the same time I received also some criticism for sharing something ‘as unscientific’ as the hype cycle by Gartner. It is true, the yearly overviews by this company have received quite some critiques and the way they are conceived is very much lacking transparency. I do share this  years cycle for education as it remains influential and as I did yesterday I do add my personal notes who are intended to be a bit tongue in cheeck:

  • On the Rise
    • Li-Fi
    • Blockchain in Education
    • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Applications in Education
    • Artificial Intelligence Education Applications (the biggest surprise in the list… not)
    • Tin Can API (I added a link to an explanation because I didn’t know this myself)
  • At the Peak
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Competency-Based Education Platforms (oops, going down, those competences…)
    • Bluetooth Beacons (we hardly knew you)
    • Citizen Developers
    • Institutional Analytics
    • Open Microcredentials (Strange, I was still waiting for them to begin)
    • Cloud Office (has anybody told Microsoft already?)
    • Big Data in Education (Strange when learning analytics are at the peak?!?)
    • Alumni CRM
    • Master Data Management
    • Adaptive Learning Platforms
    • Adaptive E-Textbooks (oh oh)
    • IDaaS
    • Student Retention CRM
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Gamification
    • Integration Brokerage

Maybe the most interesting part is what is missing from the list: bye bye tablets? Where are the MOOC’s? Oh, also strange:Learning analytics are at the peak for two years in a row.

Leave a comment

Filed under Education, Funny, Technology

Funny on Sunday: An answer to that infamous tree-and-education-cartoon

You know this cartoon?

Today I found this answer and the funny thing is: I think more progressive and more traditional orientated edu-thinkers can read something totally different in the cartoon. Up to you to guess what they could be thinking…

2 Comments

Filed under Education, Funny

Funny on Sunday: cartoons on the politics of schooling

Larry Cuban collected a lot of cartoons on the politics of schooling. This is just one example, check the rest here.

Leave a comment

Filed under Education, Funny

Funny on Sunday: morning sessions on conferences

Check the website: PhD Comics

Leave a comment

Filed under Funny

Funny on Sunday: bought to use

Leave a comment

Filed under Funny

Funny on Sunday: rap battle between teacher & student (Guess who wins?)

Leave a comment

Filed under Education, Funny

Funny on Sunday: Windmills are useful even when there is no wind…

Leave a comment

Filed under Funny

Funny on Sunday: 36 times Statler & Waldorf were expert trolls

Leave a comment

Filed under Funny

Funny on Sunday: Good news, I’m gonna be homeschooled now!

This is actually a follow-up cartoon on an earlier Funny on Sunday about how school is becoming obsolete.

Leave a comment

Filed under Education, Funny

Funny on Sunday: A very good reason to save the planet

A little extra: on Friday I did my viva and this means that since Friday I am a doctor. I threw a little party on Friday evening and this was a part of the playlist…

Leave a comment

Filed under Funny