Roger Neilson's Blog – June 2009 Archive (2)

So, what does a web2 classroom look like?

Do we even call it a classroom? Maybe we call it an environment?



Here are suggestions - but they are speculative suggestions only.





1. Flexible

The traditional schoolroom was a place that was designed for all to follow the same thing at the same time and the technology that was in use was so specific as to be easily accommodated within a static set up. Now we need the utmost flexibility. Flexibility on terms of desking, or power, of ICT connectivity, of computers… Continue

Added by Roger Neilson on June 14, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

How much has changed?

The village school at that time provided all the instruction we were likely to ask for. It was a small stone barn divided by a wooden partition into two rooms - The Infants and The Big Ones. There was one dame teacher, and perhaps a young girl assistant. Every child in the valley crowding there, remained till he was fourteen years old, then was presented to the working field or factory, with nothing in his head more burdensome than a few mnemonics, a jumbled list of wars, and a dreamy image… Continue

Added by Roger Neilson on June 14, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

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