The opening morning has gone well. Alan November in person this time and not via Skype as at LATS10 expanded on some of the ideas that he shared with us earlier at Rotorua. The basic thrust from all of the presenters is not about the technology but what you do with it. Alan asked us to consider the content of what we are teaching and whether by simply adding technology to that equation we are creating a genuinely engaging learning environment for our students. What we need to capture is student voice, they need to be the creators of content and we need to become the facilitators of student learning. The three other sessions in their own way to a lesser or greater extent echoed these views.
I am currently working on my L4yer C4ke post, which will deal with some of these issues, issues that have been kicking around in the back of my head for a few months now and were kick started with a discussion that I had on the way over yesterday. Now that we have got the tools and access to the Internet, what do we do now?
More on this and other thoughts about the ACEC2010 later.