Generative Textbooks – A Brief Example

There was some interest in my post yesterday about what I called “generative textbooks,” but based on people’s comments I don’t know that I explained the idea very clearly. The idea of a “generative textbook” is that, instead of containing instructional content, it provides the learner with a series of prompts they can use to … Read more

Lessons from Treadmills and Owls: The Most Important Feature in Educational Technology Products

empty treadmills in a gym

Treadmills are iconic pieces of exercise equipment for the wrong reason. They’re famous  primarily for sitting unused in basements and spare bedrooms all across the country. These treadmills go unused despite having some pretty sophisticated features, including embedded video trainers who talk to you during your workout, realistic imagery of running routes, automated speed and … Read more