I'm working on the 2010 Australian computers in education conference, and it's got me thinking again about education and technology. Following #edtech on twitter has been a great prompt to dive back in and explore the field further.
Here's a few of the topics that have piqued my interest...
Learning: the brain's part.
- Barbara Strauch - How to Train the Aging Brain Adult Learning
- Paul Tosey and Jane Mathison - Neuro-linguistic programming, learning and education
- Kathy Sierra - Crash course in learning theory
Consume / Create - The vendor's role at tech conferences. Balancing the needs of real commerce, whose support we can't do without, with the 'non-profit' motive of education.
Tech tools, toys and teddybears
- Beth Still - Keep up or get out of my way
- Sylvia Martinez - Circle of Life: the technology-using educator edition
- Education - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education
- Technology - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology
- Pedagogy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedagogy
I am not a teacher, so I will apologise for having no practical experience of the real challenges teachers face in the classroom, in their schools, and within the bureaucracies that seek to marshall their efforts. This blog will explore those challenges.
I am a learner... and I love technology. These are the keys to my interest here. I hope that helps you, the reader, understand the purpose. Expect few answers here. I prefer questions. :)
This blog will have a strong open source bias - and I make no apology for that.