Education is in the midst of a revolution. As with all revolutions, there are competing sides and the winner is still uncertain.
Will Richardson (@willrich45) suggests that there are two paths possible (three if you count status quo): one with endless possibilities for students to learn in multiple places; and one where corporations feed the content for the multi-billion dollar industry they have created. In one, students learn through inquiry, questioning and are engaged in their own process of learning. In the other, students are fed a diet of scripted lessons that can be done without the interactions between students and teachers to create knowledge and understanding. One is scary for those brought up in the traditional mode of schooling and the other is scary for those who see education as more than memorizing facts from a textbook (whether it is a digital text or paper).
Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) writes about…
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