Friday, September 16, 2005

Empowerment through technology

Yesterday I got up and expressed myself as a seminar speaker for the 2005 ICVET Conference. I was pleased with the response from the 60 or TAFE teachers in attendance. My premise:

'Show one technology to a teacher; you have satisfied him for today. Train a teacher to manage technology and network with peers and they will be empowered for the future'

Paper -pdf 213kb
Powerpoint - pdf 1.2mb

The emerging paradigm of Peer to Peer Network Learning will significantly affect the way we teach, share information and resources. These changes are best outlined in George Siemens paper 'Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age' and website Connectivism 'A learning theory for today's learner'.

As a education technologist I will use this blog to record my personal progress and growth as I learn and adapt to these network technologies and practices; to empower myself with network learning and learn from my peers and TAFE colleagues.