Learning Technology jottings at Goldsmiths

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Our (well probably Mira Vogel’s) record of thoughts and actions by learning technology staff in the Learning Enhancement Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London: what we do, what we think.

A collection of quotations to orientate, provoke or galvanise:

“Learning is not ‘done’ via the internet. Learning is not ‘done’ in a classroom. All learning is done in a context that constructs a scholarly and structured relationship between data, information and knowledge. It is the relationship between teachers and students that configures an interpretive matrix round and through students”.
Brabazon, T., 2007. The university of Google. Education in a post-information age. Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

“Knowledge was once an internal property of a person, and focus on the task at hand could be imposed externally, but with the Internet, knowledge can be supplied externally, but focus must be forced internally.”
David Dalrymple (2010).

Knowledge is out, focus is in, and people are everywhere. Edge World Question Centre: How has the internet changed the way you think? Available from: http://edge.org/q2010/q10_16.html#dalrymple

“The paths to destruction are often indirect, but ideas can be agents as sure as guns and bombs.”
Stephen Jay Gould (1981) The Mismeasure of Man, New York: Norton. p263

“Adult learning theory must include, along with self-directed learning, the place of other-directed learning, of collaboratively directed learning, of community-directed learning, of global processes of engaging in perspective transformation and other ways of learning that people and cultures use.”
Flannery, D. D., (1995). Adult education and the politics of the theoretical test’, in Kamol, B. and McLaren, P. (eds) (1995). Critical multiculturalism: uncommon voices in a common struggle. Westport: Berghn and Garvey.

Written by Mira Vogel

January 15, 2009 at 14:00

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