The Connected Educator: Learning & Leading in the Digital Age
Link to video here.
- Technologies are allowing learners to learn from their own passions and interests
- The deck is stacked against us. But we have the choice to be either powerful, or pitiful. Be powerful.
- There is a disconnection between school and the real world.
- "Every time I go to school, I have to power down." -a high school student
- We are moving from analog to digital. Our schools need to reflect this.
- The pace of change is accelerating.
- "Knowledge will be doubling every 72 hours."
- If we focus just on content, then what's going to happen, especially in colleges and universities, is that what students learn in the beginning of their program is going to be outdated by the time the get to the end of their program.
- We are seeing a shift in learning from inside classrooms to mobile, anywhere. Teaching is no longer private, it is a public collaborative practice. Learning is not done individually, it is now in a networked community. And knowledge isn't linear, it is now distributive.