Wednesday, 14 January 2009

14 Jan highlights

1. Watching the video here featuring Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State University, discussing Web 2.0 in terms of social impact. Some of the points he makes:
  • teaching has not changed but learning has
  • students learn what they do
  • to learn is to create meaningful connections, to create significance
  • there's no meaning without connection and no connection without meaning
  • students learn what they care about from people they care about and who, they know, care about them
Wow! And I just watched half of it (it lasts about an hour)

2. Meeting CarolinaL in Tapped In. Nice talking to you Carolina!

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