Thursday, August 2, 2007

Webcast Academy Class of 2.2 Thoughts...

James Paul Gee says in his 2003 book that learning is both frustrating and life-enhancing. One doesn't have to look very far in this community to see how that quote applies!

We are all, well with the a few notable exceptions, frustrated when we begin. The mountain seems so insurmountable. And yet, when we crest the peak...our lives are so enhanced!

The technology available to us, both here and elsewhere, has so many applications in the education of the natives we teach. I am alluding to Prensky of course. What he doesn't sketch out is a good description for the likes of WebcastAcademy Interns. I propose another term: illegal aliens.

So following his logic, and possibly extending it, there are these groups in societies now: industrial settlers, digital natives, digital aliens.

What think ye?

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Cheryl Oakes said...

Durff, only in as such, aliens travel where no one has been, and then decide to stay and populate. You webcast interns are a definate breed of intrepid webcasters! Go forth.

Durff said...

Then why are Mexicans crossing the border into the States without legal sanction referred to as illegal aliens? Surely there are a few of us here already?

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