Ryan Turner discusses the problems that companies face when doing things quickly:
- "Jumping on to the latest and greatest tools."
- "Not planning for the long haul."
- "Just because everyone else is doing it..."
- "How to tell if your successful"
Though I always have an end in mind, it does not always go smoothly, but in the course of the project, many surprising learning opportunities present themselves.
I am really not a #3 kind of person. I think about it for awhile and then jump in when it seems viable and useful.
Assessment however confounds me as much of what we are doing is difficult to measure.
I am anxious to see how the business world as well as education manages the change from broadcast (lecture) to participatory (collaborative). I do know deep in my heart that we are on the right track and that change is necessary. I am not talking change in terms of using any and all technologies. I mean a change in the way we teach and have students think and participate. Technology used appropriately to that end will always be useful.
Or, as my husband says: "Choose the right tool for the job."
Tags: Nancy Willard, education