Thursday, August 24, 2006
The students are up to something...
We are moving into an era whereby we will facilitate students using technology to create and share their own resources, achieve learning outcomes and attain knowledge at any given point off time as part of a learning network.
'Students Creating, Sharing, Consuming Adapting, Networking, Building knowledge across networks, open (and closed)…
I came across this video 'Day of the Long Tail' and want to tie it to the above assertions and a great post from Caroyl Oliver discussing the use of free and open web 2.0 technologies.
'With more and more free programmes, software and resources it is now much easier for an individual teacher to find something that works with a particular group of students and 'just do it'. The way in which this works within an Institute then depends on the corporate culture and the management of the relevant departments.'
'the reality is that if we are to inter-act with our
students in any meaningful way we must at least talk in their language.'