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Reclaiming Innovation
"Udell notes: "There's a reason I keep finding novel uses for these trailing-edge technologies. I see them not as closed products and services, but rather as toolkits that invite their users to adapt and extend them.""

"Rather than framing everything at the course level, we should be deploying these technologies for the individual."

"Viewed as a whole, the web today bears little resemblance to the innately democratic and decentralized network that seduced and enticed us a decade ago."

"Railing against the academy's failure to embrace a perceived risk can be dismal fun for many of us, but an honest appraisal of our own missteps has to be in the mix."
2014  jimgroom  brianlamb  audreywatters  internet  web  highered  highereducation  it  ict  technology  mooc  moocs  disruption  open  edupunk  lms  openpublishing  publishing  adomainofone'sown  diy  decentralization  anildash  georgesiemens  stephendownes  jonudell  benjaminbratton  vendors  silos  security  privacy  venturecapital  tonyhirst  timberners-lee  bryanalexander  openness  reclaimhosting  indieweb 
june 2014 by robertogreco
The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson - YouTube
"Learn more at http://www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety

Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression."

[So much good stuff within, especially from Stephen Heppel and Sugata Mitra, but then they point to Knewton and Coursera and they've lost me.]

[via http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/elearning/the-future-of-learning-in-a-networked-society/ via @litherland]
adaptivelearningsystems  video  student-centered  self-directedlearning  intrinsicmotivation  motivation  socraticmethod  schooliness  systemschange  medication  conformity  teaching  adhd  add  schools  ict  networkededucation  sethgodin  ericsson  future  gamechanging  change  collaboration  holeinthewall  sugatamitra  stephenheppell  factoryschools  deschooling  unschooling  learning  education 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Why the Facebook Group My Students Created for Themselves is Better than the Discussion Forum I Created for Them. « Douchy’s Weblog
"While at first, the control-freak in me wanted to send them all back to the “official class discussion forum”,  The advantages of the Facebook group have become increasingly compelling and I’m wondering whether it’s time to let the forum I created go the way of cassette tapes and typewriters.  Why is a Facebook group better? For one thing, Facebook is a digital home for many students.  So a group based there is comfortable to them – it’s on their virtual turf. Because of this, the Facebook group is even more of a desire path than my discussion forum is.

Some other advantages of the Facebook group over the discussion board I created are: …"
facebook  teaching  interaction  learning  collaboration  students  2011  ict  lms  studentcentered  discussion  forums 
november 2011 by robertogreco
If you want to truly engage students, give up the reins - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning
"Harnessing entirely pupil-led, project-based learning in this way isn't easy. But all of this frames learning in more meaningful contexts than the pseudocontexts of your average school textbook or contrived lesson plan, which might cover an area of the curriculum but leave the pupil none the wiser as to how it applies in the real world.

There is a line that haunted me last year: while pupil-led, project-based learning is noble and clearly more engaging than what we do now, there is no time for it in the current system. The implication is that it leads to poorer attainment than the status quo. But attainment at High Tech High, in terms of college admissions, is the same as or better than private schools in the same area."
ewanmcintosh  education  creativity  students  citizenship  ict  prototyping  gevertulley  sugatamitra  ideation  projectbasedlearning  hightechhigh  synthesis  tcsnmy  cv  lcproject  studentdirected  student-led  immersion  designthinking  engagement  schools  change  time  making  doing  problemsolving  criticalthinking  growl  pbl 
march 2011 by robertogreco
Edmodo | Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students
"Edmodo is a social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts.

Edmodo is accessible online or using any mobile device, including DROID and iPhones.

Edmodo provides free classroom communication for teachers, students and administrators on a secure social network.

Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices.

Edmodo stores and shares all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more."
via:cburell  education  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  classroom  collaboration  edtech  e-learning  networking  students  teachers  technology  twitter  elearning  communication  ict  microblogging  blogging  classrooms 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Some vaguely consistent threads around education in my morning procrastination break. - bengoldacre
"we're living through a technological revolution, which creates changes in what can be cognitively outsourced & what's worth learning, & where some people can press ahead by leaving out the pointless stuff…this stuff about local people setting up education academies is all very well, but what I’d like to see is a visionary nerd school, like a geeky version of Summerhill but set up by, I don’t know, Tim O’Reilly, Suw Charman, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Schneier, Petra Boynton, Vaughan Bell & others. But the inevitable reality is that a lot of individuals will be way ahead on this, educating themselves & cracking on, before institutions can have a hope of catching up. This might have implications for our hopes of living in a meritocracy, or at least it might in certain fields, and in certain countries. And then again it might not. But aren’t you glad to be alive? Normally living through “interesting times” somewhere means war and misery. For now, these changes really are just interesting."
summerhill  via:preoccupations  timoreilly  schools  ict  teaching  education  learning  uk  corydoctorow  meritocracy  bruceschneier  petraboyton  vaughanbell  suwcharman  bengoldacre  technology  change  gamechanging  autodidacts  unschooling  deschooling  democratic  science  medicine  tcsnmy  curriculum 
august 2010 by robertogreco
FrontlineSMS
"FrontlineSMS allows you to text message with large groups of people anywhere there is a mobile signal.
activism  advocacy  ngo  nonprofit  communications  sms  phones  mobile  messaging  socialmedia  software  telecom  text  development  opensource  wireless  communication  ict  free  nonprofits 
august 2010 by robertogreco
15 Developer/Hacker Women to Follow on Twitter
"While women developers, computer programmers and hackers of all stripes are by far outnumbered by men in their field, they’re hardly nonexistent. They blog, they tweet, and they do fantastic work to keep the Internet afloat. We’ve chosen to highlight 15 reader-recommended tech women here; if you know of others who should be on our radar — specifically women with coding skills — please do let us know about them in the comments section.

Some of the women on our list are “Internet famous.” Some, less so — for now at least. Some have worked at big tech companies like Google and Apple and Adobe. Some are startup employees or fly solo. Some are hardcore hackers, some are web design-focused. We’ve even got a hardware geek on our list."
women  mashable  webdev  programming  culture  hackers  ict  twitter  technology  coding  developers  gender  2010  webdesign 
august 2010 by robertogreco
…My heart’s in Accra » TEDGlobal: Transforming voting, and education
"Emily Pilloton has big idea for small community. She & her design firm, Project H are focused on transforming education in Bertie County, NC...

firm focuses on 6 principles: Design through action. Design with, not for. Design systems, not stuff. Document, share & measure. Start locally and scale globally. Build.

In the spirit of 5th principle – & because she fell in love w/ community – she & Matt now live there...working on 3 projects designed to transform local education system through design.

[1] rebuilds computer labs from place designed for “kill & drill”, getting students to take tests. Now it’s a creative, open space for exploration & interaction... [2] educational playground system invites students to learn kinetically... [3] project to teach design within public schools...

While this is a small story – 1 course, 13 students, 1 year – it’s a model for how design could lead education in future & how small communities might use education to transform themselves."
emilypilloton  projecthdesign  northcarolina  ethanzuckerman  2010  design  designthinking  tcsnmy  small  rural  problemsolving  ict  education  schools  openstudio  openstudioproject  do  doing  tinkering  exploring  making  creativity  activism  community  lcproject  systems  action  building  change  gamechanging  unschooling  deschooling  projecth 
july 2010 by robertogreco
…My heart’s in Accra » TEDGlobal: Sugata Mitra, beyond Hole in the Wall
"experiment in Hyderabad asked children who spoke English with a strong Telugu accent to use a voice recognition system on a computer. 2 months later, their accents had changed & were closer to the neutral British accent of the speech synthesizer.

Mitra had a conversation w/ Arthur C. Clarke [who] said, “If a teacher can be replaced with a machine, he should be.” & Clarke told him that student interest is the most important thing in education...

Maybe the most amazing experiment comes from Turin, where Mitra went to a primary school and started writing questions on the white board in English for students who speak only Italian. Using Google translate, students were answering questions like “Who was Pythagoras and what did he do?” in a few minutes.

Mitra tells us that he future of education is self-organized learning environments. They let students learn together, use resources and people they can access online & explore on their own, & he plans on testing this going forward."
sugatamitra  holeinthewall  outdoctrination  learning  education  unschooling  deschooling  turin  torino  testing  self-organizedlearning  autodidacts  colaboration  cheating  sharing  motivation  2010  pln  teaching  technology  ted  ict  edtech  biotech  math  google  ethanzuckerman  self-organizedlearningenvironment 
july 2010 by robertogreco
ideaslab - finding out what is possible
"The ideaslab aims to challenge the way we think about learning and teaching, and find new ways to take technology into the classroom."
21stcenturylearning  creativity  ict  future  education  videoconferencing  innovation  learning2.0  ideaslab  learninglab  tcsnmy  lcproject  learning 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Mule Design Studio's Blog: The Failure of Empathy
"The iPad isn’t the future of computing; it’s a replacement for computing.
ipad  apple  computing  usability  empathy  ict  iphone  trends  computers  interface  disruption  technology  2010  future  culture  simplicity  design 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Adventures in Pencil Integration
"The year is 1897 and Tom Johnson works for a small school district. This is the story of the journey to move into the twentieth century with paper and pencil integration initiatives."
humor  blogs  technology  education  ict  metaphor  history  pencils  via:TheLibrarianEdge 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Fractal learning | Teemu Arina
"In the digital world, entropy is information overload and order is the pattern that emerges from the interconnection of such information. Knowledge is like a hologram. In holograms, even smaller pieces of it include the picture of the whole object. Knowledge is like a hologram. The experience changes as your point of view towards the object changes. The knowledge is not in a single image, but distributed on a network. This is pattern recognition. And it's the culmination of fractal learning."
realtime  education  learning  ict  connectivism  information  visualization  knowledge  teemuarina  infooverload  patternrecognition  patterns  web  online  fractals  fractallearning 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Half an Hour: An Operating System for the Mind [Stephen Downes on the Core Knowledge "Challenge to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills"]
Two quotes (not the whole story): "When you teach children facts as facts, & do it through a process of study & drill, it doesn't occur to children to question whether or not those facts are true, appropriate, moral, egal, or anything else. Rote learning is a short circuit into the brain. It's direct programming. People who study & learn, that 2+2=4, know that 2+2=4, not because they understand the theory of mathematics, not because they have read Hilbert & understand formalism, or can refute Brouwer & reject intuitionism, but because they know (full stop) 2+2=4." ... "We are in a period of transition. We still to a great degree treat facts as things & of education as the acquisition of those things. But more and more, as our work, homes and lives become increasingly complex, we see this understanding becoming not only increasingly obsolete, but increasingly an impediment...if you simply follow the rules, do what you're told, do your job & stay out of trouble, you will be led to ruin."

[summary here: http://www.daveswhiteboard.com/archives/2818 ]
knowledge  literacy  criticalthinking  skills  connectivism  education  stephendownes  programming  brainwashing  cognition  automatons  directinstruction  cv  tcsnmy  history  future  agency  activism  learning2.0  change  gamechanging  information  learning  truth  relevance  infooverload  filtering  unschooling  deschooling  psychology  brain  attention  mind  diversity  ict  pedagogy  e-learning  theory  elearning  21stcenturyskills  21stcenturylearning 
september 2009 by robertogreco
The Miracle Transformation Falacy - OLPC News
"There is a second fallacy, which is also very important, which we might call the miracle transformation fallacy -- i.e., the notion that, if we could get little green laptops into children's hands, it would miraculously transform their lives. This fallacy falls within an approach known as "media determinism," the notion that a particular media or technology will automatically have a certain effect no matter what context it is deployed in. However, a long history of experience with all media indicates that they are heavily influenced by the context of their use."
education  olpc  literacy  technology  transformation  ict  context 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Teaching Copyright
"EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum was created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way.
eff  education  learning  creativecommons  teaching  curriculum  legal  ict  fairuse  medialiteracy  copyright  lessonplans 
may 2009 by robertogreco
e-learning: School Internet Policies: Protecting Students or the Organisation??
"While States like Queensland are rolling out a new Managed Operating Environment across its state schools, the draconian policies of blocking almost all Websites and virtually all the available Web 2.0 tools, means that student learning experiences are much poorer than those they can experience outside of school."
filters  filtering  policy  safety  schools  internet  web  online  productivity  ict  fear 
march 2009 by robertogreco
edublogs: Fresh research showing the damage of filtering 'real world' technology
"Students in schools around the world find that their research, creativity and learning potential is seriously curbed by filtering and lack of use of their own mobile and gaming devices in schools. This comes from research spanning the Americas, brought to my attention by its author, Research Consultant Kim Farris-Berg."
learning  technology  children  youth  schools  education  tcsnmy  ewanmcintosh  ict  filters  research 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Weblogg-ed » The “Added Value of Networking”
"Look, I know it’s starting to sound like a broken blog-ord around here, but this really is the only way to put it: The world is changing because of social web technologies. Our kids are using them. No one is teaching them how to use them to their full learning potential, and ultimately, as teachers and learners, that’s our responsibility. To do that, we need to be able to learn in these contexts for ourselves."
willrichardson  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  facebook  teaching  writing  literacy  networks  ict  schools  curriculum  modeling 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Classroom Learning 2.0
"Welcome to Classroom Learning 2.0. This professional development tutorial is brought to you by CTAP Region 1 and the California School Library Association (CSLA) 2.0 Team. It is designed for you to do on your own or as a part of a group. We encourage anyone to form a group. You can obtain a Management/Users Guide by clicking on the ABOUT section. On the following pages, you will learn the Web 2.0 tools that are bringing our kids in touch with the entire world through social networking, wikis, video, podcasting, and gaming sites. Enjoy."
via:jessebrand  professionaldevelopment  learning  ict  web2.0  classroom  tutorial  teaching  howto  onlinetoolkit  participatory  newmedia  classrooms 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Big6 » What is the Big6?
"Developed by educators Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. The Big6 is an information and technology literacy model and curriculum, implemented in thousands of schools - K through higher education. Some people call the Big6 an information problem-solving strategy because with the Big6, students are able to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task. Here are the six stages we call the BIG6. Two sub-stages are part of each main category in the Big6 model:"
information  informationliteracy  via:hrheingold  education  teaching  notetaking  learningstyles  literacy  assessment  ict  studyskilss  big6  tcsnmy 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Never mind the technology, where’s the learning? » Blog Archive » Psychology of Cyberspace - The Online Disinhibition Effect
"Online safety is a developing theme with lots of educational resources becoming increasingly available, but there are few resources for teachers to enable them to understand the psychology of cyberspace. Part of the craft of the teacher though is knowing enough about how humans react to a given environment so that they can teach their students how to cope in situations."
via:hrheingold  psychology  online  internet  ict  teaching  schools  learning  privacy  perception  cyberspace  social 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Cognitive Edge - The major obstacle to the adoption of social computing
"the biggest obstacle to adoption is not gaining participation, but the IT department trying to over-constrain the system to retain control of an environment which by its very nature needs to be a evolutionary. They want to choose one application when multiple changing applications in different combinations are more effective. Worst still, fitting all the social computing requirements into one enterprise wide purchase. Its a cycle really: remember all the problems to shift IT departments away from build it yourself to enterprise wide application software? It took years. Now they are locked into that approach, unable to see that the paradigm has shifting again. Increasing costs, reducing interaction, damaging corporate effectiveness; shielding themselves behind a cloak of security and audit train that does not bear scrutiny."
via:preoccupations  socialnetworking  it  ict  control  self-preservation 
november 2008 by robertogreco
MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory
"The MIT Mobile Experience Lab focuses on radically reinventing and creatively designing connections between people, information and physical places using cutting-edge information technology to improve peopleʻs lives through meaningful experiences. With a multidisciplinary team, we research and design new technologies along with their impact in societies, spaces and communities."
mit  mobile  ict  information  technology  usability  mobility  phones  interaction  location  design  education  future 
october 2008 by robertogreco
New structures of learning: The systemic impact of connective knowledge, connectivism, and networked learning
"Since Illich's 1970 vision of learning webs, society has moved progressively closer to a networked world where content and conversations are continually at our finger tips and instruction and learning are not centered on the educator. The last decade of technological innovation - mobile phones, social media, software agents - has created new opportunities for learners. Learners are capable of forming global learning networks, creating permeable classroom walls. While networks have altered much of society, teaching, and learning, systemic change has been minimal. This presentation will explore how potential systemic responses leverage the transformative potential of connective knowledge and networked learning."
georgesiemens  ivanillich  connectivism  lcproject  learning  education  networkedlearning  elearning  pedagogy  theory  networks  knowledge  ict  e-learning  future  change  unschooling  deschooling  differentiatedinstruction  gamechanging 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education Is the Future | Edutopia
"This vision for the classroom of the future is not new. It's one that people have talked and dreamed about for years in a variety of forms: Students partake in interactive learning with computers and other technology devices; teachers roam around as mentors and individual learning coaches; learning is tailored to each student's differences; students are engaged and motivated."
education  technology  edutopia  ict  individual  differentiatedinstruction  reform  change  unschooling  retrofuture  future  learning  lcproject  schools  tcsnmy 
september 2008 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Technology | US to back 21st century learning
"The US Congress has given the go-ahead for a new centre to explore ways advanced computer and communications technologies can improve learning...Some $50m (£27m) has been earmarked for the centre, which it is hoped will be up and running in a year's time."
education  learning  us  edtech  technology  gaming  computers  ict  teaching  schools  socialnetworking 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Artichoke: On selling the key to the universe to people who didn’t even know it was locked.
"Integrating the ICTs...challenging when working with teacher technophobes. However...equal in challenge to planning learning experiences with teacher technophiles who seek to recklessly introduce latest piece of Web2.0 into everything they do with students."
teaching  technology  ict  learning  leadership  thinking  computers  education  schools  curriculum  web2.0  artichokeblog  pamhook 
july 2008 by robertogreco
The Obvious?: Most companies who try to do Enterprise 2.0 will fail
"5. They will grind down their early adopters until they give up. 6. They will get fleeced by the IT industry for over engineered, under delivering solutions, think that Enterprise 2.0 failed to live up to its promise and move on to the next fad."
via:preoccupations  it  ict  technology  enterprise2.0  change  business  collaboration  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  socialmedia  efficiency  enterprise  failure  innovation  strategy  productivity 
june 2008 by robertogreco
cityofsound: “I come from Brisbane, I’m quite plain”* Cities have music scenes and that’s why ICT doesn't enable decentralisation
"the scene is usually a relatively short-lived concentration of artistic activity, but one that kick-starts or exemplifies some wider creative, and usually economic, actvity...numerous examples of transformative scenes from last few hundred years."
cities  music  ict  technology  richardflorida  cityofsound  creativity  creativeclass  neo-nomads  nomads  pervasive  internet  urban  urbanism  scenius 
june 2008 by robertogreco
I.T. 2.0 - ReadWriteWeb
"With all these changes, the new I.T. person will be very different than they are today. Those that have the skills of an engineer and the knowledge needed to run I.T. 2.0 are going to be superstars, but they also might be rare."
business  technology  enterprise2.0  it  ict  readwriteweb  mobile  internet  enterprise  trends  cloud  mobility  work  cloudcomputing 
june 2008 by robertogreco
A Computer Lab That Students Use but Never See - Chronicle.com [related: http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2007/02/who_needs_a_cio.html]
"I got tired of telling users what they couldn't do," says Samuel F. Averitt, vice provost for IT at NC State. "The central-IT guy is about control and ownership. We're trying to get out of that business, and say, Do it however you want to do it."
ict  it  schools  control  virtualization  computers  education  technology  universities  colleges 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Young Minds, Fast Times: The Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner - "How tech-obsessed iKids would improve our schools." - Edutopia
"tradition in education has been not to ask students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience...this approach no longer works."
marcprensky  digitalnatives  schools  change  reform  technology  learning  teaching  schooldesign  curriculum  children  ux  schooling  training  engagement  democracy  lcproject  deschooling  unschooling  homeschool  students  ict  education  edtech 
may 2008 by robertogreco
I, Cringely . The Pulpit . Reality Check | PBS
"Much of this comes down to the decided lack of professionalism in IT, which is after all a very new job classification. There is a huge difference, for example, between someone with an engineering degree and someone in IT who calls himself an engineer."
cringely  ict  it  management  productivity  software  technology  work 
may 2008 by robertogreco
The importance of pigheadedness. Strange Attractor: Picking out patterns in the chaos
"To be successful at social software implementations in business: have solid understanding of how people work & relate to computers, tools, each other; understand how to introduce tools in way that is non-threatening, emphasises utility & benefits"
it  ict  technology  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  via:preoccupations  clayshirky  change  work  leadership  administration  management 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Harold Jarche » Boring is good
"Message to tool builders - you cannot be ubiquitous inside a walled garden." + "The litmus test for any community software should be, “is it easier than e-mail?”, because that is what most users will compare it to."
it  ict  walledgardens  technology  systems  tools  online  internet  community  virtual  ubiquitous  accessibility  email 
may 2008 by robertogreco
OLPC News: An Update on XO Laptops in Uruguay
"best way to train in technology...start w/ small groups. After initial training they created working teams to visit school during class time. After a few training sessions, teachers felt comfortable with XO & didn't need further technical support."
olpc  teaching  training  professionaldevelopment  technology  ict  administration  management  schools  learning  uruguay  proyectoceibal  planceibal 
april 2008 by robertogreco
IT's Not about the Technology - Tom Austin - Web 2.0 | Fast Company
"Gartner researcher Tom Austin on why your head of IT should be a cultural anthropologist and why you should think twice before you block YouTube."
it  policy  anthropology  socialnetworking  collaboration  education  management  administration  leadership  trends  future  jobs  ict  socialmedia  networks  technology  students  teens  millennials  generations  business 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Artichoke: Deja vu at 10,000 meters, howling like a dingo, and what we report as noteworthy as an indicator of failure.
"Seventy six years ago Benjamin Darrow was claiming “The central and dominant aim of education by radio is to bring the world to the classroom to make universally available the services of the finest teachers the inspiration of the greatest leaders""
education  schools  ict  learning  change  reform  radio  history  world  larrycuban  technology  artichokeblog  pamhook 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Flux » Articles » The We, the What, the How? Futurelab - Research Discussion Day
"those involved long-term in mainstream education become habitually ‘weathered’ by its idiosyncrasies...underlying educational dogma, systematic inflexibility & exclusive practices is issue of power dynamics...system so resistant to & inadequate for w
education  change  reform  power  control  administration  management  leadership  technology  ict  youth  children  learning  gamechanging  lcproject  future  deschooling  schooling  schools  hierarchy  teaching  ideas  unschooling 
march 2008 by robertogreco
ASCD: Educational Leadership: Turning On the Lights
"Compared with students' technology-infused lives outside of school, the traditional classroom is a somber place."
marcprensky  learning  1to1  pedagogy  technology  students  schools  education  ict  management  leadership  administration  1:1 
march 2008 by robertogreco
URGENT: 21st Century Skills for Educators (and Others) First ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
""how can we talk seriously about 21st Century skills for kids if we're not talking 21st CS for educators first?"...exactly why I have been much more interested in teaching people about personal learning and how to be a good learner"
stephendownes  willrichardson  technology  schools  internet  ict  learning  personallearning  online  socialnetworks  skills  leadership  change  reform  teaching 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Preoccupations: Messiness and Education
"Evolving e-learning within educational institutions is to seed, cultivate coral reef...‘learning ecologies’...good use of digital technology in education, requires that schools learn...schools are institutions of learning but are they learning institutions?"
education  learning  technology  gamechanging  policy  administration  management  organizations  institutions  leadership  ict  schools  davidsmith  messiness  coral 
february 2008 by robertogreco
humanitarian.info » Beware of Geeks bearing Gifts
"How do we get more “Non-geeks” to use information technology and tools on a consistent basis?"
ict  training  education  it  tools  learning  schools  cv  via:migurski 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Preoccupations: What we're teaching this year
Nicely implemented. "Teaching this course this year, we have had it confirmed that being born in 1994 doesn't mean that online life, for all that it may be familiar, is well understood"
schools  education  ict  classes  students  teaching  internet  web  online  technology  davidsmith 
december 2007 by robertogreco
When Two Tribes Go To War ~ Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes
"never heard of a policy for what to do when you pass peer/colleague/superior/lecturer/student in street - why do we need one for online social behaviour?'." The beauty of living in free society is in how much of our behaviour goes unregulated."
ict  schools  workplace  control  filtering  computers  standardization  open  choice  trust 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Thinkuknow
"Come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it."
media  literacy  abuse  blogging  bullying  children  cyberbullying  online  web  internet  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  privacy  security  safety  newmedia  education  learning  kids  ict  e-safety  internetsafety  cybersafety  protection 
november 2007 by robertogreco
The Ed Techie: The VLE/LMS is dead
"(but we'll probably take 5 years to realise it). Scott Leslie has coined the term Loosely coupled teaching, for the assembly of a number of different, third party apps to do your teaching with."
vle  collaboration  community  education  elearning  socialsoftware  teaching  schools  smallpieceslooselyjoined  technology  ict  learning  gamechanging 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Globalization, ICT and education - FLOSSE Posse
"In Finnish we have the proverb that says that something can be a good servant but not a good master (hyvä renki, huono isäntä)....Most educators in Finland...ICT...should serve the main task: helping students to learn. ICT is a tool - no more, no less
education  learning  schools  finland  globalization  latinamerica  africa  ict  technology  teaching  computers 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Artichoke: A curriculum of smells and tastes
"It makes me wonder about the sensory deprivation of our students when so much of their learning comes from interacting with a screen...It makes me wonder if instead of a curriculum of questions we need a curriculum of smells and tastes."
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september 2007 by robertogreco

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