Lia Sant edufolio


In Web 2.0 We Trust!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 15, 2012
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Today more than ever, educators involved in spectrum-wide instructional activities quite often feel overwhelmed by the power and density of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 technologies that are swiftly and radically transforming the ways we connect, interact, collaborate, evaluate,share and publish.

Some of us may be social media reluctant mainly out of ignorance and time stress factors, others although tech savvy aren’t willing to engage themselves in the tweets and scoops, liveBinders webquests, blogs and wikis daily routine not to mention LMS and Blended Learning practices which are and will keep on remaining for them “terra incognita” if no structured national organisational T&D strategies are not soon implemented.

The “No Educator Left Behind” movement is as crucial as the “No Child Left Behind” Campaign.

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Source:Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson

Teaching the Generation X  Educators iAttitudes is a difficult task requiring a innovating inspirational approach on behalf of the educational strategists.  In the meantime, teachers, trainers, librarians will have to rely on their own resources to successfully keep up with the Digital Generation-driven learning habits and techniques.

Web 2.0 technologies are here to stay!!  They have been indispensably incorporated to our daily routines.  All fascinated by the freedom and connectivity they provide us with, everyday we come to witness how they prove to be our life jackets in worst case scenarios like the one, last April during a paleography seminar, where the lecturer, a prominent university professor, generation X technology reluctant, upon arriving at the institute realised she had left her portfolio behind.  One can’t imagine how frustrated and upset she were since there was no way to recover her notes and ppts.  Time running out, presentation delayed, whiteboard blank, she had to put the whole context together  from scratch!!!

I honestly empathized with her efforts but on the other hand I couldn’t help reproching her for not having taken advantage of the significant potential of online multimedia repositories  that could have saved us all a lot of anxiety and embarrassment.

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