Friday, March 18, 2005

Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles

Every now and then, something comes along and manages to capture everything that inspires you, then uses those things to paint a picture of a future civilisation that is very believable or in fact already here, and you tell yourself, "hey, he's talking about me!"

I read Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles at lunch in the UWS cafeteria, after printing it out from my bloglines account. The very first page just grabbed me by the scruff of my neck and slammed my face into its pages... my hot chips went cold, and the cafe around me fell silent...

Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles by Chris Debe (note to self, seek more by this fella) has boldly predicted a future world, or perhaps described a rapidly emerging underworld, where people are "psychologically immersed" in customised media streams, engaged in multiuser virtual environments, and constructing augmented realities for their communications, entertainment and information...

If I have made it sound scary, its not! Its thoroughly exciting, insightful, and inspiring to read, and it does a good job at plainly stating what we teachers need to do so that people from this world find our lesson engaging and even relevant!