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General report and conclusions Patricia Wastiau, European Schoolnet.
Posted by Paul Gerhard on June 12, 2009 05:08 PM | Permalink
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Great summing up; you captured some points that I had missed. In particular the ability of learners to 'teach teachers' (there's a great link at the end of my presentation where NZ children put together an 'advert' for a new teacher saying they just want a teacher who will let them continue blogging and podcasting and not to worry if you don't know how to do it as they can show you.
In regard to Prof Mitra's contribution we can see this is probably true even if the learners have no pre-existing experience as they will 'have a go' where the teacher will not. Even very young children will not 'break' computers if they are handed over in the right way as Prof Mitra showed and has been evident in the Ubuntu distribution of computers. But more robust, portable devices are needed, rather than larger laptops which are unwieldy for children to carry.
liz hitchcock |
June 16, 2009 10:19 AM
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