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Breaking Barriers

Discovering the learning possibilities as a student has excited and motivated me to promote the same type of learning in all institutions, both public and private, from K-12 to post-secondary. It seems that a big challenge in education revolves student perfomance and teaching effectiveness. I think that going edupunk helps to reduce some of those challenges.

First, the concept of edupunk gives teachers more flexibility in planning because in many ways it allows the students to take control of their education. This is exciting and teachers would be more effective because the students would be directing their education. It opens the world up to them and helps them to connect with people all over the world who are on the same quest for information. Student performance would increase because motivation for learning would increase. If I were teaching a tenth grade literature class about Poe, and I wanted students to explore some of the themes and topics in his writing, there would be so many directions the students could go. Using blogs to post findings and responses would get them engaged in learning in more depth than having them pick a theme and write a paper on how that theme is evident in his writing. Let’s face it, they are using technology more often than most adults, so why not introduce them to a broader scope?

More on the edupunk debate: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=418124

Commentary on edupunk: http://elearnmag.acm.org/featured.cfm?aid=2076443

I’m going to this conference! Anyone want to come? http://fhe.gmu.edu/

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