My tributes

All my presentations are finished by this message: “I thank all people helping me to search and discover”. Even it is really very difficult to recognize all of my inspirations I would like to name at least some of them. This is probably the only way how to express my gratitude. Their contributions are significantly present in my work. The following table lists them in chronological order.

Name: First contact: Affiliation: My benefits: Links to my work:
Rudolf Kryl 80’s Charles University Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Philosophy of programming and living, Pascal Acknowledgments in my book The Role of Internet in Education
Alfred Bork 1990 University of California, Irvine Understanding of the actual state of EDTECH by personal meeting in Los Angeles Acknowledgments in my book The Role of Internet in Education
Margaret Cox 1993 King’s College London Understanding of the actual state of EDTECH by personal meeting in London Acknowledgments in my book The Role of Internet in Education

My entrance to internet

Seymour Papert 1993 MIT Media Lab Philosophy of constructionism, future development of EDTECH Introducing computers into the children’s world of technology, Is the school obsolete?
Lowell Monke 1997 Wittenberg University Impact of technology on children’s development Web and the Plow
Sherry Turkle 1997 MIT Psychology of the life online Portrait of Sherry Turkle
Jamie McKenzie 1998 From now on Didactical aspects of EDTECH The Mind Candy Kafe: Replacing Truth with Placebo

The Evolution of Educational Technology
my selection of quotations made by well-known personalities and the paper with summary of thoughts influenced me that time (1999) – The influence of technology on the human mind

Larry Cuban 1999 Stanford University EDTECH pedagogy scientist and eyewitness A “Naked Truth” about Technologies in Schools, Cuban’s zombies of online instruction
Robert Kozma 2001 SRI International The head of the SITES M2 research and my boss in role of Czech national coordinator Czech SITES M2 site
Judi Harris 2002 The College of William & Mary Taxonomy of Internet Projects, TPCK activity types Taxonomy and Examples of Internet Projects, Catalog of TPCK activitirs
Bernie Dodge 2004 San Diego State University The Webquest methodology WebQuest.cz: the free Czech service for innovatively thinking teachers
Eric von Hippel 2006 MIT Lead users koncept, collective intelligence MIT investigates collective intelligence, Hippel’s technology innovation in education, Strategy of education under Ed.gov supervision
Vicki Davis 2007 Westwood Schools, Camilla, Georgia Global Educational Projects inspired by Friedman and Tapscott Flat classroom in flat world
Nancy Bosch 2008 Nieman Enhanced Learning Center, Kansas Primary sources usage Primary sources in education
George Siemens 2008 Athabasca University Connectivism, openness, disruption Connectivism – the theory of learning in social networks, Duplication theory of educational value, Disruption by Siemens and Karnjanaprakorn
Stephen Downes 2008 National Research Council of Canada Connectivism, lecture for my course EDTECH for 21.ct. Connectivism – the theory of learning in social networks, Collaboration or cooperation?
Don Tapscott 2008 Author, Speaker and Advisor on Media, Technology and Innovation Net generation, Wikinomics, sharing, murmuration Net generation by Tapscott, Four principles for the open world
Sugata Mitra 2008 Newcastle University Hole in the Wall, SOLE, School in cloud eTwinning Awards 2008
Punya Mishra, Matthew Koehler 2009 Michigan State University model TPCK Technology integration by the model TPCK
Marc Prensky 2009 Visionary, Inventor, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Futurist, Learning designer Digital natives and immigrants, Homo sapiens digital, 4 stages of digital transformation of education Technology as cause for digital discontinuity, Digital transformation of education by Prensky
Chris Anderson 2009 Author and editor of Wired magazine Big data in educational research What is the future of educational research?
Terry Anderson 2009 Athabasca University Online learning theory, Interaction Equivalency Theorem Psychological aspects of EDTECH, Anderson’s Interaction Equivalency Theorem
Stephen Heppell 2009 Bournemouth University Staircase mentality, right innovation The fundament of education, eTwinning as a tool for change
Heather Kanuka 2009 Athabasca University The levels of technological determinism in education Psychological aspects of technology
Alan November 2009 Stanford University, November Learning Methodology of EDTECH, merit or purpose, ownership of learning School as digital learning farm, What students should learn?
Chris Dede 2001 Harvard Graduate School of Education Qualitative (and action) research – immersive interfaces, situated learning Forgot! Say Dede
Shelly Blake-Plock 2010 Schools in Baltimore Paperless teaching Unbelievable is possible today
Martin Weller 2010 Open University My guru as open digital connected scholar My final offer is this: nothing, The research Hussites
David Cormier 2010 University of Prince Edward Island Rhizomatic education, community as curriculum, future of EDTECH, MOOC Future education: the course of future understanding, How rhizome grow, Massive Open Online Courses
Tony Wagner 2010 Harvard Graduate School of Education Methodology of EDTECH 7 basic skills for 21.st. by Wagner,
Ira David Socol 2010 Michigan State University Grounded action theory Strategy of the real reform, Problems with standardization by Socol, Strategy of education under Ed.gov supervision
Beth Kanter 2011 Instructional designer for nonprofit sector, exemplary curator Emergence as first stage of personal development to co-creation Bloom’s taxonomy for creative environment, Possibilities of own learning
Steve Wheeler 2011 University of Plymouth eLearning is dead, digital literacy New view on personal learning environment, Digital literacy by Wheeler
Dean Groom 2011 Macquarie University Downtime Learning theory Downtime learning by Groom
Eli Pariser 2011 Upworthy The Filter Bubble Mind filter bubbles!
Audrey Watters 2011 Freelance writer The best EDTECH curator helping me to be in Is Facebook the future of learning?, Big MOOC boom continues, Possibilities of own learning
David White 2011 University of Oxford Visitors and residents typology, pedagogy of uncertainty, pedagogy of questions, OER Are you visitor or resident, Technology brings pedagogy back where always should be
David Wiley 2012 Brigham Young University Open education movement Influence of OER on education
Alec Couros 2012 University of Regina Open digital pedagogy Open course for Canadian teachers-students, 10 ideas for video in education
Will Richardson 2012 Former educator, advisor, writer Unlearning theory Unlearning by Richardson
Lodge McCammon 2012 North Carolina State University Methodology of flipped classroom Flipped classroom by Dr. Lodge
Yong Zhao 2012 University of Oregon Creativity and entrepreneurship education Creativity and entrepreneurship by Zhao at ISTE 2012
Larry Rosen 2013 California State University Psychology of technology obsession Technology risks by Rosen
Vernor Vinge 2013 University of San Diego Cyberpunk guru, singularity theorist Singularity by Vinge
Jim Groom 2013 University of Mary Washington My guru as open digital connected scholar, ownership of data Pedagogy of uncertainty by Groom
Tony Bates 2013 Open University, Contact North Doyen of distance education starting 1969 Seven ‘a-ha’ moments of Tony Bates

Let me finish this special report with the message to all people who don’t hesitate to be open and demonstrate it by giving us the opportunity to follow their experience on the way to expertise (Emergence by Beth Kanter). I promise I never stop doing the same in my conditions and with my weak abilities. You can follow me on Czech Teachers’ Helper or on my archive blog Bobruv Spomocnik.

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