Here’s an interesting article that has introduced me to the term “Heutagogy“, or in other words “a model based on autonomous, self-determined learning focused on building learner capacity and capability”
I think this post on Scott McLeod’s blog is quite interesting, mostly for the “Some quick thoughts” section. The post makes me think of a situation we have here in our district where I don’t believe we are ready for iPads in the classroom for several reasons (mostly from the management and maintenance perspective) but that belief doesn’t matter.
Why doesn’t it matter? Because iPads are here, students have them, teachers have them, and now it is time to figure out how to integrate them.
At a recent educational technology conference I was once again reminded that Tammy Worcester is an awesome presenter and in a short period of time has the ability to show and explain a volume of useful, engaging and fun education tip/tricks/resources.
Full disclosure: I am a Mac user in my personal life and believe Apple products are generally superior in quality, ease of use and reliability. I am though fully entrenched in the educational world and do not let platform biases drive my decisions when it comes to supporting the use of instructional technology in classrooms.
This article brings to light a lot of issues related to student learning devices in an enterprise system, issues we have been mulling over for quite some time in my district.