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The Leading Edge

I presented a keynote 'The Way Forward' at the Trusted Open Systems Connectivity Alliance (TOSCA) Tertiary Education Networking Conference & Exhibition at Aston University titled 'The Leading Edge'.
When Apr 26, 1995
Where Birmimgham
Preparing and delivering this keynote clarified my ideas about the potential for technology to free learners if we could be sure that the technology wasn't a barrier and that we were ready to offer responsibility and support for negotiation

In this keynote I argued that

  • Our vision of the use of the equipment needs radical overhaul
  • It's not only about individuals
  • It's also about social, cultural, political & commercial organisation

and that:

  • programmed learning
  • teachers in close control
  • passive software

were failed visions.

I continued to claim that technology was good enough:

  • The box is both Mac and Windows
  • The media is of “human” quality
  • Communications channels are becoming fast enough to deliver
  • Before we’re ready for it, we will have all the power we need!

and I exemplified these views with cases of:

  • Infants in control
  • Pupils modelling decisions
  • Students learning to use tools
  • Debating the future
  • The knowledge navigator

ans suggested possible learning scenarios included:

  • Work together
  • Work where you are
  • Learn when you can

(Words: 245 )

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Lewis Carroll describes a fictional map that had:

"the scale of a mile to the mile."

A character notes some practical difficulties with such a map and states that:

"we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well."
— Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Lewis Carroll, 1893

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