At the moment I'm too busy trying to figure out what I think about connected learning and related matters (anxiety, social control, cyberspace) to cough up even preliminary thoughts. Yep, important stuff. May even be our best shot at making a major intervention in an antequated education system. But, as I said. I'm still thinking.
And I want to keep going, but just what that means for me is up in the air at the moment. No doubt I'll have a more concrete sense of things come the new year.
Meanwhile, I've been blogging my responses to the workshop over at New Savanna. Note that the "connect course" tag also links older posts relevant to the workshop, but at other times. I'm still gathering my thoughts.
What I want to do is put a bunch of those posts together into a single PDF and place it online so people can download a whole document. I've just posted a draft of that document for those who just can't wait. I expect to add another post or two, including a conclusion or summary of some kind, before the end of the year. Here's a link to the current document along with the existing TOC: Pedagogical Affordance and Entrepreneurial Action: A Framework for Thinking about Connected Learning:
- Introduction: Pedagogical Affordance, Entrepreneurial Action?
- Vygotsky Tutorial
- Pedagogical Styles 1: Coaching and Midwifery
- Pedagogical Styles 2: Lectures, and beyond...
- Learning to Learn and Co-learning, NOW
- Co-learning Models: Meta-Cognition, Democratic Schools, and Entrepreneurs
- Pedagogical Styles 3: Courses I have taught (or taken)
- “VICTORY IS MINE!” – Active engagement with computing in connected learning
- Connected from Birth: You, Your Double, and Cyberspace