We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16, 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. Registration is free (duh). The discussion below is part of a proposed text with Johns Hopkins University Press that I’m co-authoring with Dave Cormier and Bonnie Stewart.
I’ve been interested in changes in higher education since I was at Red River College in the late 1990′s. Our department was the first in Canada to go exclusively laptop. This change resulted in teachers doing what they always did – presenting content, now with PowerPoint instead of overhead slides. Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips. While educators and education didn’t really change, the learners did
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