Are you noticing a shift from a tech integration focus to learning design?
Alan November's speech at the Global Education Conference last fall shifted my focus.
Since that time, I've been working steadily to revise the way I plan and facilitate student learning. I continue to integrate technology regularly, but I am more concerned with the choreography of the learning event, and the attributes, processes, knowledge and skill I hope to nurture and coach.
In part, this is probably true because students generally grasp technology quickly. With a few pointed instructions, most children learn how to use a tech tool with skill. On the other hand, learning how to navigate a multimodal, project base, collaborative learning event is much more complex and requires many steps, lots of coaching, and thoughtful planning to take an initial quest to a finished project.
Are you moving from a focus on tech integration to learning design--design that is infused with technology and many other tools and processes? I'd like to know what you and your educational organizations are doing in this regard as I continue to build and develop my classroom program for best effect? Are you integrating your instruction, teaching in discrete sets or balancing the two? I welcome related links, posts, titles and other information that might help me think about this direction with greater depth. Thank you.