No more e-tivities, or e-moderators.
Are you a parent with kids coming through secondary education?
The idea of ‘E-learning’ is a gimmick.
It is and can only be ‘Learning’.
There is continuity with all the great educators of the last few hundred years. They have NOT been replaced by technology.
Last month Lewes Old Grammar School celebrated its 500th.
Next year Ballliol College, Oxford celebrates its 750th.
Can we go back further still?
Greece. Even earlier universities in Bologna.
Not that we humans have’nt had a desire to learn forever. This is ours purpose. We learn and move on.
Where was the ‘E’ in any of the learning that we human folk have busied ourselves with over the last 1000 years?
The VERY BEST record of I see and witness, relate to and understand is the Bayeux Tapestry, with re-enactments of the Battle of Hastings every October down here in Sussex.
However warped this history might have been.
E-learning as in ’embroidery’ learning?
It is and has been a passing phase, a passing term of this decade, a decade I started uploading interactive DVD content to the web in 1998.
When we called it i-learning, even ‘web based learning’.
In any case, how we learn and what we learn and what we do with it has so much more to do with who we are and the context.
What education needs are inspirational educators
Who are they?
Parents with the time to care
Grandparents who relocate rather than expecting kids to come to them.
Siblings and cousins who stay around
A sense of community
Have I said anything about school yet?
The teacher. The quality and meaning for this person to be an educator. If the motivation is convenience, desperation or fell into it then THEY ARE NOT suitable.
All of us can celebrate great teachers and tutors. We should spot the wasters and have them demoted and removed.