Friday, April 21, 2006

Steven Parker witnesses the revolution while we sit on our hands

A nice post by Steven Parker testifying that the socially networked software revolution is indeed gripping parts of Australia's young folk:
As soon as The Veronica's came on stage, on and up went around 100 mobile phones... Lisa (one of the Veronica's) posed questions to the audience..... Who has a mobile phone!?', followed by 'Who'’s on MYSPACE?’. The crowd overwhelmingly screamed back "Yaahhh!!" with 100's of mobile phones aloft!!
Steven then went on to rightly say:
One could see that as more people (at a younger age) move to embrace this new way of experimenting with technology to 'make a connection', and with the rapid development of these Web2.0 technologies the need for mainstream teachers (primary through to tertiary) to be aware and get involved to understand it's application to utilise in pedagogy is NOW.
Comments from the Van Guard of Australian educationalists working with socially networked software models expose some things that educational departments in Australia should be ashamed of.
Too bad that in DET NSW if you want to check out The veronicas myspace you have attempted to access has been classified as Custom Deny_NSWTAFE. ACCESS DENIED!!

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1 comment:

bronwyn said...

on the band theme. Ritalin (my son Niam's band) have just had a fan give them a dvd of them playing in concert. He just filmed it on the hop during the concert and it is really good.

Now they can use some of this material online to promote themselves. sometimes you can't wait to be given permission cos if you do the moment and a unique opportunity can be lost. The fan speaks! The fan does! Way to go to help your band hah.

The same applies to education - the best stuff often happens with no planning or thought - it is spontaneous.