In response to N.J. Smythe’s insightful commentary: If The Web is Really Dead, What Have We Lost? As healthy people and societies…
I know the pendulum spirals between “information wants to be free” and “information want to be expensive” and I think we come out at a more expansive level most of the time. It’s just that the exclusionary approach makes me nervous.
This afternoon, the wind whipped the leaves into wispy funnels that danced out around the woodpile and up the back hill, inviting us to come out.
For my 9-year-old daughter, knowledge is at her fingertips, her interests are becoming a primary frame for learning both in school and out.
To illustrate learner-centered instruction in action, the Maine Department of Education funded a series of videos focusing on students and teachers at schools that are leading the way.
With today’s rapid pace of technological and economic change, the skills gap is widening worldwide. People need new skills to succeed in the changing economy, and organizations can’t find the talent they need to grow and thrive.
Once or twice a week, I spend early mornings in our natural-food-and-free-wireless coffee shop in town. Over the months, I’ve gotten to know a few regulars.
I was fortunate to attend CultureCon in Boston, which focused on designing workgroup practices that embrace agile, nimble learning. This is the world into which our students will be growing.
If Web 1.0 was the “published Web” and The Cluetrain Manifesto predicted what was to become the social Web (Web 2.0), I believe the next iteration, Web 3.0, will be the “Integral Internet.”
For some time, we’ve been envisioning the next phase of learning in Maine. We’ve met a number of times, in different places, to try to capture our vision of the future of education. And we’ve done this while being surrounded by the pervasive disruption of our familiar ways of educating students.