Archive for the 'education' Category


Hospital of the Future in Second Life

How might virtual facilities change the way we teach?

From Looker Lumet’s blog comes information about the Virtual Palomar West Hospital in Second Life.

Virtual Palomar West in Second Life, an architectural and conceptual visualization of The Hospital of the Future opening in 2011. Powered by a Cisco Medical-Grade Network that converges information and communications technology along with clinical and building automation systems onto a single network, Palomar West will transform the future of healthcare as we know it. Palomar West is a showcase of architectural and medical technology innovations driven by flexibility for efficiency, environmental conservation, and patient and staff comfort. Experience The Hospital of the Future— today!”

Hmm, interesting!


Student Technology Devices Owned

Eduventures  releases a survey of 18-24 year olds enrolled full time at a four year college or university that shows their ownership of various technology devices.   Very interesting food for thought, and higher numbers than I expected in nearly all categories.


5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

This 10 minute clip comes from the TED talks:

Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, talks about our new wave of overprotected kids — and spells out 5 (and really, he’s got 6) dangerous things you should let your kids do. Allowing kids the freedom to explore, he says, will make them stronger and smarter and actually safer.

This talk comes from TED University 2007, a pre-conference program where TEDsters share ideas.


A Vision of Students Today

This video has been making the Twitter rounds, good stuff:

As a former student not too long ago, I can’t disagree with most of it, though I still think the 8 books a year average is very depressing.