"Take a look at this chart shared by Marc Ecko during his presentation at the #140edu Conference on Tuesday.
His point here, one among many that came through during his ten minutes, was that we are missing the mark with our conversations about learning and education reform in the United States. We are talking about teaching, and not necessarily about learning."
PDF download of chart : Pedagogical vs Andragogical which compares the nature of learning.
Numerous school districts have started one-to-one programs over the past two decades. Despite recent highly publicized reports of serious problems in the implementation of one-to-one programs, providing one computer for each student is still an active program in many districts while it remains a goal for others.
The sponsorship model is critical to successful change. When a project is a new shiny object, it is easy to maintain attention of the sponsor coalition but as time goes by that attention is harder to maintain. A sound communication plan for the coalition of sponsors is required but in some circumstances that too doesn't work as the coalition may be more concerned with other things. Sometimes resorting to door-knocking is all that you have left. Time consuming? Yes but the alternative is to lose project momentum and as a result, failure.
Dron and Anderson propose a number of changes to traditional education — changes that make room for the expanded possibilities that online crowds and networked learning provide. Some of these changes include:
offering courses of variable length using competency-based assessment tools instead of end-of-term exams dissolving the boundaries between disciplines
The goal, as the authors write in the final chapter of their book, is to “provide methods of learning that are fitted to the subject and people learning them, not the needs and capabilities of institutions teaching them. This is what (networked learning) allows.”
I’ve been involved in educational technology since the late 1990′s when I was at Red River College and involved in deploying the first laptop program in Canada. Since that time, I’ve been involved in many technology deployments in learning and in researching those deployments. Some have been at the
Education 3.0 is the next generation of education and the radical step enabled by the advancements in information and communication technology. Prof. Derek W. Keats argues that institutions must respond quickly to remain relevant and ...
Studying a subject online for two years at secondary school prepares young people for the learning expectations of university, research has found
Louise Lewis's insight:
Absolutely critical. Digital literacy particularly where it relates to education should be nutured early on in learning. How that is done, is not adhoc but rather through considered pedagogical approaches that prompt learner autonomy.
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