Teachers and researchers (miniconference?)
Jameson "Chema" Quinn
jquinn at cs.oberlin.edu
Sun Mar 30 13:33:44 EDT 2008
Of COURSE you need to empower students. What I'm saying is that the program
will be more successful if you also empower teachers. A lot of the needs are
the same - access to materials for learning - but one of them is different -
tools for keeping track of learning.
Actually, to be honest, good tools for tracking learning could be used to
keep track of one's own progress too.
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Kent Loobey <kent at uoregon.edu> wrote:
> Relax teachers! No laptop will ever replace the "good" a good teacher can
> for a student.
> What a laptop / activity / software / internet can do is make available to
> student information / resources / experience that any particular teacher
> not have / know / have-access.
> What I have been told by good-intentioned / over-worked / bigoted / dumb /
> ignorant teachers is don't-think-about-it / no-one-knows-about-it /
> we-don't-do-that / learning-about-it-is-dangerous / etc. / etc. / etc.
> What I believe a laptop / activity / software / internet can do is
> "empowerment." The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language,
> Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 30 Mar. 2008.
> "To equip or supply with an ability; enable: "Computers ... empower
> to become intellectual explorers" (Edward B. Fiske).",
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