September 8, 2008

Crushed, Spread Thin, and Shifted


What do you believe is the connection between information technology and learning?

What do you think is the disconnect between information technology and learning?

These are the questions I'm focusing on in my Information Technology class this week.  We've read Chris Dede, Mark Prensky and Jenny Levine (The Shifted Librarian).   Just to be contrary I'll be bringing up Todd Oppenheimer who expanded this article into the book The Flickering Mind.

I love talking and writing about this stuff so I know this library thing is going to be awesome, but my teaching job is killing me this year, I'm missing my family and my other class is just as fascinating in a, "when m I going to find the time to read all of that?" kind of a way.  I want to be awesome at all of it, but something's got to give.  I'm trying very hard to not let it be my teaching, but just having to try so hard is making me realize that this is not turning out to be my best year ever.

Oh, waa.  Tell me to quit crying.  And let me know what thoughts you have on the questions above.  (Don't worry, I've already done my homework).