ho to turn to. Increasingly the answer is –to ourselves, of course.
Peter Nicholson calls himself a“broker of intellectual authority”.The shift of intellectual authority from the expert to the crowd many of whom are quite expert in their own right. All the peer-produced knowledge of the crowd – some of it wise, much of it not".
I was not aware of MIT’s Centre for Collective Intelligence and the Centre for Open Innovation at Berkeley.Were you?
"While awaiting the great syntheses that someday may be achieved by millions of linked minds,
with fingertip access to the world’s codified knowledge but with a vast spectrum of different perspectives" we are discussing a Collective Intelligence.…
ercafes are liable to haphazard electricity and connection shutdowns - besides people having to run away because shooting in the streets comes too near. So Google Docs, where your work gets automatically saved at short intervals, made sense.
However, another important feature is the possibility to export your work to a support, (laptop, USB key, whatever), in case a web app server goes on the blink or when a web app disappears. Google Docs has it, but Google Sites does not. So if Google Sites had existed back then, even though it would have been more convenient for gathering the various parts of the translation, we would not have used it. And teachers who trusted Google Lively for their class activities got let down brutally when Google decided to scrap it at short notice.
So maybe one solution would be that education authorities provide Web 2.0 services themselves. Worth following: the Indian Sakshat initiative, with its sakshat.ac.in portal. The site itself is awkward in its obsolete structure, its content is mainly links to other resources for the time being, but the "Interact" part does comprise a blog - though it has not been updated in 3 years - and a wiki .
In the long run, of course, education authorities will have to realize that preparing students for the real information society means training them to use this society's real tools. But this means first educating these education authorities about them.
 Unfortunately, Sakshat mainly drew reviewers' attention, then contempt, by the announcement of a "$10 laptop" that is not a laptop but a computing device. innovateblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/13/the-10-indian-laptop-implications is an attempt to go beyond this misunderstanding.…
ty saw a consistent picture of nonviolence when they conducted their four day visit.
Modeling dialogue that works, whether it's teacher - child, teacher - parent, and teacher - teacher seems to provide the role model the children need.
I'm open to reading your comments and questions.