Even when children are high achievers and facile with new technology, many seem gradually to lose their sense of wonder and curiosity, notes John Seely Brown. Traditional educational methods may be smothering their innate drive to explore the world. Brown and like-minded colleagues are developing the underpinnings for a new 21st century pedagogy that broadens rather than narrows horizons.
John Seely Brown, former chief scientist at Xerox, has morphed in recent years into the “Chief of Confusion,” seeking “the right questions” in a range of fields, including education. He finds unusual sources for his questions: basketball and opera coaches, surfing and video game champions. He’s gathered insights from unorthodox venues, and from more traditional classrooms, to paint quite... (bravo @jseelybrown http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/765 blended learning revisited - study groups & learning to be)
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Colleges that offer online instruction nationwide would have to get approval from every state in which they operate, or those online courses could be shut down, after the Education Department proposed a controversial rule that has drawn the ire of educators and distance-education organizations. (Fed rule could have 'major chilling effect' on online instruction | eCampus News http://bit.ly/g1SChX #edtech #elearning #distance #learning)
Is Obami better than Facebook for schools? Obami is one of the 10 laureates of Netexplorateur 2011. Obami is a social networking site that’s been developed as an e-learning, collaboration and communication platform for use within and between both primary and secondary ...
Obami is a platform for communication, administration and learning between and amongst the pupils, teachers and parents of Southern Africa's schools. Very interesting. Was awarded prize at #netexplorateur Forum 2011.
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