Is enthusiasm for web 2.0 and its potential to positively reform educational teaching methods across the globe overblown? An international audience including Darren Kuropatwa in Canada, Ewan McIntosh in Scotland, Miguel Guhlin in San Antonio, Texas, and Wesley Fryer in Lubbock, Texas, engaged in a lively discussion this evening via skype to explore these and other issues. Specifically, the questions we addressed were: Is enthusiasm in the blogsphere for web 2.0 overblown, since the realities of the modern, accountability-driven classroom overpower individual drives for creative innovation? Is there hope for systemic school reform in the United States and elsewhere in the world? Should schools repurpose their existing educational technology budgets, which largely serve now to support a traditional transmission-based model (pedagogy) of instruction? (And do something radical instead, like pay their teachers more?!)
Program Length: 59 min, 49 sec
File size: 14.4 MB
Show notes for this podcast include:
- Darren Kuropatwa’s blog: A Difference
- Ewan McIntosh’s blog: edublog
- Miguel Guhlin’s blog: Mousing Around
- Wesley Fryer’s blog: Moving at the Speed of Creativity
- Our skypecast planning and idea wiki
- Clarence Fisher’s Remote Access blog
- Scottish Schools Digital Network
- The Other Side of Outsourcing Video
- Levels of Technology Implementation by Chris Moersch
- Alan Levine’s blog: CogDogBlog
- Brian Lamb’s blog: Abject Learning
- How did we have this free conversation, record it and publish it for a global audience? See paragraph 3 of this blog post.
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