The Longest Now

ICT4Dev and three-legged stools
Thursday August 20th 2009, 1:58 pm
Filed under: popular demand,Uncategorized,wikipedia

The ICT4Dev aggregators on technology and learning have been covering some excellent topics over the past few months, and doing a good job of bringing some new commenters into these discussion online.

Here is a series, part of the Educational Technology Debate, on ebooks and affordable access to [preexisting] content, featuring Dick Rowe (Olé!)and Angus Scrimgeour. People still avoid talking about building new materials from scratch – the sort of work that a skillful teacher engages in every week – which is when another leap forward will begin. But they are keen on finding ways to let interactivity and creativity improve and annotate books and class materials.

Do we need a three-legged stool? Will it balance?*  What else is missing?

* I can see a whole new series of YouTube videos based on this hook… including everything from architecture to ontologies.

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Thank you, SJ! This is totally so funny and serepinditious (sp?).
As Exec.Director of OLE Bolivia I work with Richard Rowe, the author of that article, and as co-editor of OLPCNews, Wayan Vota’s blog, who also is the organizer of the EdTech Debates.

But it was in this blog of yours that I learned about the article, and about this particular debate. Besides the specific points raised (I like to put “people” first), I find it quite amazing that everything is, indeed, connected.

Comment by yama ploskonka 10.20.09 @ 12:54 pm

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