As a result, I have only just heard David Warlick's Connected Learning podcast from the 7th of March - Episode 56 titled "Rights and wrongs on the Information Highway. (
The conversation was very skilfully guided and developed by David. He picked up and expanded some points, he let others go. Sometimes he went with the flow but sometimes he channelled the flow in a particular direction. When necessary he stopped one discussion topic and moved things on into new areas. He didn't talk at people - he talked with them. And even better, he recorded the conversation and turned it into a podcast. I'll say it again... Brilliant!
I've thought before about blogging as a conversation, but the way David handled this session reminded me that all learning and teaching should be about conversations. Perhaps that's not easy to do in the large lecture settings where I sometimes find myself, but I'm inspired to try and make more space for conversation in all my teaching sessions.
Whether I'm able to do it, or how quickly I fall back into that old Scottish educational stand by - "I telt ye, I telt ye!" - remains to be seen. :-)
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