Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

#delt0110: Blogosphere

Blogging is now a worldwide phenomenon with weblogs reaching a potential audience of hundreds of millions. 

This blogosphere video shows how youngsters are learning through blogs.  Using blogs to promote English language learning can be equally effective.

What are some ways that blogs can be used to promote English language skills and understandings? 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

#delt0110: The Future of Education

A viewpoint on the future of education:

At 1:47, the comment was made: we will have institutions.

Yes, we will have institutions, but they will not look like they do today.  There will be no 100% face-to-face classes which will dramatically alter how methodologies are currently being used today – notice I’m not committing to a timeframe here (smile).  I don't think classes will look like they do in the video at 1:48.  The line between formal and informal education will continue to dissipate causing institutions to develop additional ways of accrediting one's knowledge and skill set, ultimately forcing schools to find innovative ways to deliver content and to promote interaction.  Institutions will be forced to adapt to new ways of learning.

One could argue that learners from 100 years ago could recognize the schools of today, but many learners would not be able to get through a school day given the changes to not only the schools themselves but society as a whole.  This video supports this common hypothetical but I do not agree that such a disconnect exists between schools and society.  I understand it’s a hypothetical, but tend to avoid it when comparing past, present, and future views of education.

What are your thoughts?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Moodle and Blogs

Tomorrow I'll be discussing Moodle and Blogs if you are interested in joining in and voicing your opinion and experience.  These same sessions will be recorded so feel free to access the same links to see what was discussed.  These sessions are intended to be more of a sharing of experiences rather than any prescribed way of using these Web 2.0 tools.

What are some interesting ways Moodle is being used today?

How are blogs being used today in order to promote creativity?