Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Future of Learning

"The future of learning is far more than new devices, digital content and online classrooms. It means potentially rewritten relationships between students and information, teachers and instruction, and schools and society."

Spend 30 minutes this week or weekend reading the post at http://gigaom.com/2012/10/23/future-of-learning-obsolescence-of-knowledge-return-to-real-teaching/ and watching the embedded video below (or you can watch it from within the post).

"As schools adopt new instructional technology, debate has centered on the changing role of teachers, with critics concerned that online videos and other tools will diminish the role of the teacher. But in the film, Coursera’s Koller says one of the revolutions in education is that teaching will be less about conveying information and more of a return to its original roots where instructors engage in dialogue, develop critical thinking skills and spark passion about a discipline."

It will be time well-spent.