Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0.

This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education.  The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe.  The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.  The Internet of today has become a huge picture window and portal into human perceptions, thinking, and behavior.  Logically, then, it would seem that schools would follow suit in mimicking what is happening via the Internet to assist children and youth to function, learn, work, and play in a healthy, interactive, and pro-social manner in their societies-at-large.

Education 1.0

Most schools are still living within and functioning through an Education 1.0 model.  Although many would deny this, they are focusing on…

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Educator as Model Learner

User Generated Education

The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.o-3.0.  The educator’s role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but  somewhere along the line, the major role of the educator became that of content and knowledge disseminater.   Now in this information age content is freely and abundantly available, it is more important than ever to assist learners in the process of how to learn.

The world is changing at a rapidly accelerating pace. What you learn today can quickly become outdated. HOW to learn, though, is a skill that lasts a lifetime. When you think about it–it makes sense for us to be taught how to learn before we are taught any specific subject matter. But rarely, if ever, does that happen (

A major role of the educator is or should be to model or demonstrate…

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Social media as gift culture: the reputation game

Philosophy for change

first-people1 This is the first in a series of posts exploring the gift cultural dimensions of online social sharing. It builds on The Gift Shift and The Family History of Facebook , in which I introduced the idea of social media as a gift culture. It also represents a critical response to the position I developed in the Foucault and social media series, in which I used Foucault’s idea of the Panopticon to explore the psychological effects of sharing in the presence of a crowd. The ‘virtual Panopticon’ idea is not wrong but it is incomplete. What it leaves out is the virtuous competition that takes place between participants in the open social space – a competition based in the free exchange of gifts.

It comes down to how we relate to our followers. If we feel alienated from them, or intimated by them, sharing in public can be difficult. We…

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Innovación educativa en La Aventura del Saber

Ayer martes estuve en La Aventura del Saber, programa histórico con más de 20 años de trayectoria en TVE. Un programa que me atrevería a calificar como una institución y una referencia entre los programas educativos y culturales en castellano y, desde luego, como un buen ejemplo de adaptación, cambio y aprendizaje a lo largo del tiempo.

El futuro estaba siempre demasiado cerca. Virginia Woolf El futuro estaba siempre demasiado cerca. Virginia Woolf

Estuvimos hablando sobre el futuro de la educación, sobre innovación educativa y sobre algunos conceptos que han irrumpido con fuerza en los últimos años en el escenario educativo como el aprender a hacer, el aprender a aprender, el aprendizaje por competencias, el aprendizaje experiencial o el aprendizaje situado. Conceptos que, sin embargo, no son nuevos y que cuentan todos con una larga historia y tradición a sus espaldas. Estuvimos hablando de innovación tecnológica y tecnologías educativas. Del enorme potencial de la tecnología…

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