Monday, 25 June 2007

Charles Leadbeater and The Terminator

......those are the first two things i think of when i viewed these videos.

I think there is a massive potential for user involvement in everything especially the world of business as something like eBay has already demonstrated (hence the reference for Charles Leadbeater www.charlesleadbeater.net/).

The next trick is to get that same level of user interaction into learning. How? Not sure, but i hope we can learn to do some of that together over the next few days.

On to the Terminator reference - isn't some of this quite scary? Or is it just me? I suppose the power and potential of Web 2.0 makes me think about SkyNet! But i'd prefer to focus on the positive benefits of new technologies. Learning should be multi-way and therefore for it to reach its true potential we as the "leaders" of that learning have to find a way to fully engage our students. How? Again, not sure, but i look forward to the journey.

1 comment:

Pam said...

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the link. It certainly involves a lot of trust and confidence to put your work online as it's still emerging and to invite ongoing feedback.

I agree with your sentiments about new technologies: both exciting and daunting at the same time but with massive potential for learning.