Dr. EdTech

Views & ReViews on Digital Gadgets For Us Baby Boomers!

Really?? It’s Been FOUR YEARS??!!

Time to get back to work! I’ve been spending time wasting time. Not very productive, is it? Actually, I’ve become quite proficient playing Angry Birds™ (and it’s various iterations). Talk about “time suck”. Whew. These games can become addictive. Lost in time, that’s what I was: lost in time.

Hey! I’m back and this time I think I’ll stay around and publish more frequently. Ha! Anything I publish next, in less that a four year span, will be “more frequently”!

So, how do I spend my post-graduate time, you ask? Other than house-husbanding, I facilitate two pro bono symposia regarding today’s technology at an age-restricted (55+) community. All of the people who live in this community are Senior Citizens or Baby Boomers and some are less technically literate than others. The meetings I convene address developing technology and gaps therein in differing fashions:

1) is in its seventh year and is a TechTalk that addresses today’s technologies as they relate specifically to us; and,

2) is a ninth year computer users class for non-computer users.

TechTalk meets every other Tuesday for an hour and one half; while Computers Made Easy meets for an hour or so the first three Thursdays of each month. The folks who attend seem to enjoy themselves. They participate and, together, we entertain and enlighten each other.

Oh, I’m available for consulting. Here’s a link to my consulting site and another link to my (occasional) blog site.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back – and sooner than four years: I promise!

October 31, 2018 Posted by | baby boomer, Baby Boomers, digital literacy, Education-related, gadgets, Technology | Leave a comment

What do you use to connect to the Internet and/or friends?

November 5, 2014 Posted by | Education-related | Leave a comment

Baby Boomers & Digital Literacy

Did you know: Baby Boomers use an average of THREE different digital devices when accessing the Internet, texting or emailing. Yes! They do: desktop computers, laptop computers and tablets OR smartphones. O’Keeffe, R. (2014). Baby Boomers and Digital Literacy, ProQuest/PMI, Pepperdine University.

October 18, 2014 Posted by | Education-related | Leave a comment

It’s official: “Degree awarded” !

Pepperdine Univ. “Doctor of Education in Educational Technology”: Confer date: 2014-10-15. YES!!

October 18, 2014 Posted by | Baby Boomers, Education-related, Technology | Leave a comment

What do you use to connect to the Internet and/or friends?

August 13, 2014 Posted by | Baby Boomers, Education-related, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, Technology | 1 Comment

Is there a DOCTOR (of educational technology) in the house?

GSEP Logo11 YES, there is! You may have noticed that I have been away for more than two years…I’ve been completing my doctoral work @ Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP). This past July, I successfully completed my Final Oral Examination (Dissertation Defense) and am now in the final stages of editing and publishing my manuscript. I AM an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education w/ emphasis in educational technology)!

My dissertation research studied Baby Boomers  Continue reading

August 13, 2014 Posted by | Baby Boomers, Education-related, Technology | , , , | Leave a comment

I do Windows (8 & RT) too!

  The day after it was released, I bought a Microsoft “Surface” and installed Windows 8 on my PC … I’ve been getting to know them a little bit better every day. The NEW Windows interface takes some time getting accustomed to and it challenges everything I thought I knew about Windows! It’s going to take some time learning to navigate in this new environment. I’ll write about my experiences as I progress. At the moment, I’d infatuated with it – so much so that I plan to add a Nokia 920 (Windows 8 phone) to the tools to use and compare with my iPhone, iPad & iMac. What fun!

November 8, 2012 Posted by | Education-related, gadgets, Microsoft, Technology, Windows 8 | Leave a comment

A Thermostat that LEARNS ?? !!

  No, I do NOT sell these nor do I own any of their stock (WISHES!!) … I just installed NEST and it’s learning how I like my temperatures day AND night! It does SO much more than a thermostat: Continue reading

August 14, 2012 Posted by | Baby Boomers, Education-related, gadgets, iPad, iPhone, Technology | Leave a comment

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac – more like uneven bars!

OK, so I decided to add an iMac to the office and want to also run some of my Windows stuff (articulate, eh?). I conducted a bit of due diligence and decided to migrate the files using Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac product. I bought it @ BestBuy from an Agent who answered my question about “is USB cable included?” by saying “any USB cable will work.” Foolish me. I believed him. Continue reading

July 16, 2012 Posted by | Mac, Microsoft, Technology | , | Leave a comment

Mini Me (er, Mini Mine!)

  OK, as I indicated earlier, the BMW Electronaut wishes went away while I was “walking” w/o vehicle (returned lease and began waiting for release of Active-E; decided NOt to wait THAT long). Went back to Mini and, making a long story short (interesting, and L O N G), wound up with this cute little bugger! So, we’re now a two Mini family! (as opposed to a too many family!!). Continue reading

May 9, 2012 Posted by | Baby Boomers, BMW, Education-related, Mini, Mini Cooper, Technology | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment