Monday, April 14, 2008

Blogging to learn, learning to blog, or not to blog...

The sort of teachers we are is defined by what we we select resources, how we design learning activities, how we interact with learners. Blogging is one of the tools available that provides an instant opportunity to publish, share ideas and interact with others about those ideas. Go to this site and look at the number of bloggers at the top right of the page.
I came across this link while reviewing keynote speakers at the LeanNow BC Distance Learning conference. The creator of this service, David Warlick will be talking about re-thinking what it means to be a student and a teacher.

"There is much that is new about our world and our information environment — and for much of it, we have responded by attempting to hold it back — to block it. This presentation, by 30+ year educator, author, and technologist, David Warlick, will explore some of these changes and challenges and arrange them as a set of converging conditions that might actually hold the clues for redefining and retooling 21st century education. "

Do we need to hold back? To block change? How do we participate in retooling 21st century education?

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