(I am now blogging on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays).
However a little while ago I followed a link from a brand new follower on Twitter, Tilly Harrison, and the link she sent out into her stream defied all my pre-conceptions of the universe.
It blew my mind away. Completely.
It blew my mind away. Completely.
Actually I think I may have woken up on the wrong planet.
Friends, Earth is changing.
The way we learn is changing. The way we communicate is changing. And it's all happening so very, very quickly. No wonder people are afraid or worried. No wonder there's so much resistance to bringing tech into our lessons - today, confession, I too need a strong espresso after watching Lade's Directed transport without net bias in physics and biology... and understanding what he was on about.
So if you happen to know anyone who doubts, for even a minute, that we are not on the very cusp of an entirely different way of doing things in the process of becoming educated and that all of this isn't going to wind up effecting our own special niche areas, then tell them please stop, get your head out of the daisies and pay attention. And if you like, get them to watch this video or in fact any of the other finalists and nominees on 'Dance Your Ph.D.'
Goldenberg's Ph.D. research—at Université du Québec à Montréal and Université Nice Sophia Antipolis—focuses on how people interact with one another through wiki sites. If you've ever witnessed a "flame war," you'll appreciate the violent petulance about halfway through the dance.
The Negotiation Of Contributions in Public Wikis from Anne Goldenberg on Vimeo.
Personally, I fell very deeply in love with the incredible richness of (dogme yahoo!group 2008-late2009, anyone? :-))"The influence of previous experiences on visual awareness" (such poetry) and I was highly amused at my attempt to understand for the first time in my life: the sentence: Selection of a DNA aptamer for homocysteine using systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment, I got the copying, I did, in this very fun expression created by Maureen McKeague however the one which impressed me the most is the one I've embedded above and is the one I voted for because she has, in my opinion, successfully captivated not just the wiki experience but actually any online community experience
What do you think?
What on earth is happening to education?!
How do you feel about all this?
Is everything you've always held to be true (like Ph.Ds are only for boring academic types) being completely blown right apart... did you read what I said... I voted on someone's, some stranger's Ph.D and work of art....(and I can't wait to read it when it's published, if it's published in paper/online format) whoa, like, you know really those mushrooms in the 90's must have been darn good for me to think this is all real: tell me are you feeling challenged or confident?
Useful links related to this posting:
- Sue Lyon Jones: Feel the fear and do it anyway
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