There is a buzz in the air! We are in the midst of a revolution – education is taking on new shapes! I am part of that! Are you!
Among my connected educators network there is a need for the ‘new’, the ‘exciting’ and the ‘challenging’. We are the early adopters and we thrive on change and innovation – we are now looking for more than the subtle shifts in the way we do education – we are seeking revolutionary practices for education. In 2012 there have been some pieces of the revolution falling into place; we had the Horizon Reports; we had the Top 100 Tools for learning; and we had the MOOCs. We’ve talked about self-directed learning, powerful learning practices, connected learning, networked learning, digital curation and BYOD. Most recently there has been considerable interest and debate about the validity of Open Badges.
INMHO I believe that the connected educators in Australian VET, Learn Local and Schools are poised and ready to lead a revolution. What shape that will be – only time will tell – and we are moving fast!