Thursday, July 07, 2011

VALUE RISING: Purposeful Combinations of Tech/Pedagogy/Content & HUMAN MOMENTS

Hands Touching; Technology for Sharing
 #vwwt2000 PREDICTION #16 OF 20 from year 2000
Better Understanding of Face-to-Face Communication and Other Teaching/Learning Options

NOTE:  Now, in 2011, I believe the last 4 of these 20 predictions - beginning with this one - have become even more important.  But they face tougher challenges today than I anticipated in 2000.  I am still hopeful.

Educators, corporate leaders, and many others (religious leaders? entertainers?) will learn to take greater advantage of the unique possibilities of face-to-face communications. They will do so in conjunction with the invention of new ways of combining applications of technology, pedagogical options, content, and purposes. They will discover the new power of matching all of these with the different capabilities and styles of individual learners, individual teachers, and groups of both. Hallowell's "human moments" [see Connect by Edward Hallowell] in which two human beings talk AND LISTEN to each other in the same place at the same time will be more highly valued and sought more intentionally and frequently.

- 16th of 20 predictions from "A New Vision Worth Working Toward: Connected Education and Collaborative Change," Steven W. Gilbert, 2000-2006, First version published via AAHESGIT listserv January, 2000; PDF of full article
Image: Photo of several people connecting their earphones to one splitter, one shared source of music. from product description materials at:

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