The initial purpose of this page is to encourage myself (and any one else who would like to join me) to post a thought for the day. I am hoping this will stimulate some discussion and further development of ideas.
Monday 1 October 2007
Blogging is like bricklaying, each blog adds another layer to the construction of your knowledge.
Tuesday 2 October 2007
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” Dr Seuss.
(Dr Seuss must have had some insight into e-learning).
Wednesday 3 October 2007
“Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren’s grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.”
Innovation, (how will our grandchildren’s grandchildren be educated!!)
Thursday 4 October
“Moving from the one-room schoolhouse to the one-world schoolhouse is now a reality.”Cisco Systems http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/eclipse/Resources/quotations.htm
(Having experienced the one-room schoolhouse (actually it had two rooms) I look towards the one-world school house with interest. Will human nature let this happen)
Friday 5 October 2007
“Online you get to know your students’ minds not just their faces.
“Harasim, L., Hiltz, S.R., Teles, L., and Turoff, M. in Learning Networks: A Field Guide to Teaching and Learning Online. “The ‘e’ in e-learning stands for experience.”
Saturday 6 October 2007
“One of the most crucial ways in which culture provides aid in intellectual growth is through a dialogue between the more experienced and the less experienced” (Jerome Bruner)
(Collaborative Learning) http://www.criticalmethods.org/collab/v.mv?d=1_47
Sunday 7 October 2007
The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done — men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
(Jean Piaget 1896-1980)
Monday 8 October 2007
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Tuesday 9 October 2007
“Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.”
Wednesday 10 October, 2007
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. “
Thursday 11 October
“Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”
Friday 12 October
“Those parts of the system that you can hit with a hammer (not advised) are called hardware; those program instructions that you can only curse at are called software.” ~Author Unknown
(a definition for today, I like it!!!! especially the hammer bit)
Saturday 13 October
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Sunday 14 October
The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir.”
Monday 15 October
Thoughts that other’s have shared with me.
“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
Take that Apple Mac!!!! (thanks buckers)
The soul would have no rainbow
Had the eyes no tears
REF: Hayward, S.,& Cohan,M.,(1990), Bag of Jewels,In-Tune books, Australia.
Tuesday 16 October
The road to wisdom?-Well, it’s plain
and simple to express:
and err again
– Piet Hein, Danish inventor and poet.
(I think this describes my elearning experience so far, though I still haven’t got to the less and less bit).
Wednesday 17 October
“The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it”
Thursday 18 October
“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.”
Friday 19 October
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
(Phew thats a relief!!)
Saturday 20 October
Today’s is a definition
“If it draws blood, it’s hardware.” ~Author Unknown
Sunday 21 October
Something Silly for Sunday.
“We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.”
Monday 22 October
“Collaboration involves synergy. When people work together toward a joint goal, they can accomplish something larger, greater, and with more impact than something done in isolation.”
Tuesday 23 October
More on Collaboration
24 October 2007
“The Internet is not just one thing, it’s a collection of things – of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital langauge.
25 October 2007
“Never let a computer know you’re in a hurry. ”
26 October 2007
“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think” – Socrates
27 October 2007
“Applying computer technology is simply finding the right wrench to pound in the correct screw..” — anon
28 October 2007
Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
29 October 2007
“The Reality is
Learning has changed…… from being about reality….. to verifying reality…… to creating reality.”
30 October 2007
“The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling.”
Thank you Katie
31 October 2007
“The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.”
Aldous Huxley 1894-1963, British Author
(this seems to be quite relevant for this time of semester!!!)
1 November 2007
“The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom. ”
(one way at looking at social networking!)
2 November 2007
“Hooked on Internet? Help is a just a click away.”
3 November 2007
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
4 November 2007
When computers (people) are networked, their power multiplies geometrically. Not only can people share all that information inside their machines, but they can reach out and instantly tap the power of other machines (people), essentially making the entire network their computer.
5 November 2007
Computer/nm./: a device designed to speed and automate errors — From the Jargon File.
6 November 2007
“Adults don’t learn from experience;
adults learn by reflecting on their experience.”
(I believe that blogging is a great way to enhance the reflecting experience)
7 November 2007
Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.