Martin Dougiamas gave the keynote today “Back to the classroom” at the 1st Moodle Research Conference in Crete. This is an attempted summary.
Martin set out that his goal was to try to set the tone and give us something to think about over the next couple of days while we listened to the research papers.
Firstly, he contemplated on his presentation title – “Back to the Classroom”.
He proposed that the title could have a couple of meanings -
* If you stand with your back to the classroom you are looking at the board (which is not a comment on Blackboard) – but this is often turning our backs on the classroom focusing on the technology which some do.
* The other meaning is that it is returning to the classroom to learn, and for Martin this means going back to the community and learning from the community and those at the research conference. As there is such a diversity of skills at the conference that it is a great networking opportunity. ...
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