Friday, October 26, 2012

Thinking Differently About Learning

I recently read Will Richardson's new book (available only as a Kindle single) titled:

Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere

It definitely speaks to issues of how definitions of learning and literacy are changing.

It highlights how students are now learning from "strangers" across the globe. On yesterday's NY Times Learning blog, Richardson is a guest blogger who shares a describing a digital history textbook created by students, a project begun in two Ohio middle schools, but continued “with help from others around the globe.”

Richardson writes about Twitter as main source for thinking and learning about education. Like Richardson, I use Twitter as the key part of my own personal learning network.

At the recent ISLMA Conference, keynote speaker and Librarian Joyce Valenza, (PhD) stated that she has learned more from strangers in the past two years than she has learned in all years previously.

I would like all IGSSers to connect with others via Twitter to enhance the learning on the CREATE projects.

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