The ‘wonderful gift’ of in-person learning
By Tyler on August 17th, 2011
It’s hard to think about that as an “advantage” because that’s how school has always worked, right? But I do think that it’s absolutely critical that we not take that for granted. As incredible as technology is (and I truly believe that it can make us all better teachers and students and leaders), the most powerful learning can’t happen in isolation.
Dean writes: “As online education grows so does the potential for students to opt out of face to face attendance. What will we offer our students in person that they can’t receive online? The answer is simple. Each other.”
This reminds me of something Ted Hasselbring once told me: that the best technology helps us with the things humans aren’t great at, so we can concentrate our time and efforts on the things we ARE good at.
The question Dean asks above is important: What can we offer our students in person that they can’t receive online?
(Flickr photo by lloydcrew)
Posted: August 17th, 2011 under Education. .