Saturday, July 3, 2010

TOD > Temporal Orientation Discrimination


Seriously > I Believe That I Am A Victim Of "Temporal Orientation Discrimination" >>>

MindTime > Past / Present / Future


I Live In The 21st Century and (Many Of) My Local (And Non-Local) Colleagues Don't [:-(] >>>

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BTW: Some Of My Best Friends Are Luddites [:->]



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  1. The fear many heel draggers have toward tech evangelists is due to our getting off on the wrong foot to begin with. Some of us "assumed" the tech craze would be exciting to - and adopted by - our education oriented colleagues.

    Others believed blindly that clear evidence would surface proving the improved effectiveness of technology integration for learning. Au contraire, the data did not back up the assumptions as fast as the costs caught up with the budget-meisters.

    This was mainly due to our lack of sound pedagogical instructional design which is only now ramping up to warp speed (especially with the help of Cloud-based Web 2.0 tools).

    The best approach to Luddites is top notch research data. Not the snake-oil sales hype of the past but quality data that demonstrates real value.

    Mindsets are changed at the crossroads of three ingredients:

    1) Modeling the desired behavior
    2) Equipping targeted learners with an image-rich vocabulary
    3) Providing opportunities for covert and overt rehearsal

    And, as Clay Shirkey says, never underestimate the value of an aging faculty headed for retirement. :)

    "The Future Happens To Those Who SURVIVE In The Present"

  2. And what to do about the very good chance that we will also lose touch with 'modern technology' as we age?

    As soaked in technology as I make myself, I must acknowledge that my 20-year-old students have a completely different orientation to and use of technologies that we all use. Although I 'know' much more than they do about a lot of technical things, and can 'do' things they can't, the visa versa is also true.

    I'm sure they consider me out of touch in many ways. And I would argue that this is all but inevitable given the speed of technological and social change.


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