Steve: Have you ever contemplated or participated in a web 'forum' where prominent speakers debate the future of on-line learning i.e. best vs. worst applications--motivated vs. unmotivated students--consumers vs. non-consumers of traditional classroom education--learning handicapped vs. learning advantaged--interactive, attention enhanced vs. lecture--culture nutral vs. propagandized etc. I would like to promote one in an auditorium setting where each speaker would present their position in 30-45 minutes, debate issues together for 60-90 minutes and then answer questions from the audience and web for 60 minutes. What do you think? Kent Harris
Steve, Saludos from Mexico. Thanks so much for all you work in bringing us these great interviews and programs. I rarelly have an opportunity to watch and interact live, but I listen to alot of the recordings. I just wanted to let you know that there are probably alot of us that don't make the live show but do watch and listen to the recordings. These interviews have made a real difference in my life and my teaching. Keep up the good work. Ken
Hi Steve, would like to chat with you talk about TEDxFutureEd events that I would like to get going globally. I have started a Facebook fan site to get the discussion going and see what sort of response folks would have to the idea.
Thanks for dropping some feedback regarding my site, I appreciate this wonderful opportunity to allow my students to be a voice, not an echo. My commitment is to use this, "Future of Education" blog as a 'sound board' for my students (middle school) and encourage them to collaborate, cooperate and engage with 21st century tools. I love this blog and thanks for your efforts . . .
hi Steve, sorry to bother you directly, you've so many amazing things on the go. Just wondering if the is any Free for education uses way to set up a ning network. please reply or redirect.
talk to you soon.
I am having so much fun with the book Ning - the interactivity and multimedia are exactly what I need. The publisher is also REALLY excited about it... they want to use it as a model for all their future companion websites for books, something they have not had a lot of luck with in the past, because authors were not able to maintain the sites on their own... not so with Ning, which is soooooo easy for anybody to use! I am very much in your debt for all of this! :-)
Steve thanks. As I continue to read this forum I am so awestruck at the magnitude of the concern, passion, and as you say diversity of view among teaching professionals. I am hopeful as never before that this is a time of a major shift, but as a lay person I am most frightened by the magnitude of the problems highlighted here. I hope far wiser people than I can lead us forward, and are truly supported by the new administration. My grandmother was a teacher of Latin, Greek, physics and calculus in a tiny high school in Fargo, ND at the beginning of the 20th century. I learned from her that the individual relationship of student and teacher is most important. She brought my F in Latin miraculously up to a B. All from memory, in her 70's.
Hello, Steve, my Ning guru! Connie let me know about this Ning. I'm curious to see what you all will be up to. I've had a great year with Connie and all the nice people over at Fireside PLUS the Ning for my online courses PLUS the Ning for my new book - whoo hoo!!! HAPPY NING NEW YEAR! :-)
You've done it again. Another visionary project! Thank you for working so hard to make the field of education better... You're making a BIG difference. So glad to be part of future of education; I'm touring the place and see riches and potential everywhere!
Big snow storm here. Well, if you're going to have winter, it might as well be filled with snow! I'm going out for a wild romp with sleds and teenagers this afternoon.