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Friday, February 10, 2017

A Long Look Back (And Forward) From An EdTech Veteran | MoodleNews (press release)

The personal computing revolution is still revolutionizing education, and it has done so at least since the origin of the first computers according to Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine and his recent interviewee, 33-year industry veteran, Joe Ganci, President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a consulting and training eLearning company.

Photo: Juan Felipe Guerrero

Following decades of educational technology initiatives, a “computerised learning system” initiative fell on the lap of researchers at the University of Illinois. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the PLATO initiative (Programmed Logic for Automatic Teaching Operations) helped Ganci to see the light in 1960.

Flash-forward to today, Ganci has been a lifelong advocate of “Edtech”, but a cautious thinker when it comes to its future. The bulk of his professional lessons are linked to TICCIT (Time-shared, Interactive, Computer-Controlled Information Television), PLATO’s precursor and also a product of the National Science Foundation...

Read Ganci’s views here on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine.
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Source: MoodleNews (press release) (blog)