The 5 big mistakes in virtual education

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Sometimes Schools are getting wrong the notion of virtual education.

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  • Versin en Espaol
  • Lets begin by asking
  • What isEducation?
  • Education is just
  • a story of stories.
  • Someonewantstotellthem
  • Someonewantstolistentothem
  • Education happens
  • when you put together
  • someonewho wantsto teach
  • +someonewho wantsto learn
  • It is a simple equation.
  • You have the timeabc and place TIME t1 of thePLACE p1 teacherTeacher
  • Andthe timeand place abcof the t2 TIMEstudent p2 PLACE Student
  • abc abc t1 t2 p1 p2Teacher Student
  • Traditional Education abc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2In traditional education both times and places are equal
  • Virtual Education WWWabc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2In virtual education timesor places can be different
  • WWWabc abcAnd the connection is
  • WWWTechnology
  • But virtual education
  • has been around for centuries.
  • Teachers and students
  • in different times and places
  • have been connected
  • by a technology called
  • Books!
  • With thisancienttechnology
  • someone inone timeand place
  • can tell astory
  • to someonein adifferenttime andplace.
  • Hopefully
  • Successful education
  • was based on expert users
  • of this ancient technology.
  • That isgoodreadersandgoodwriters
  • That is:good readers and good writers
  • Yesterday:
  • Reading + WritingBerthe Morisot (1870) Johannes Vermeer (1670)
  • Today:
  • Recording + Playing back
  • The process is the same
  • The tools are different
  • Different Media Different Speeds
  • When educationhas a time and a place
  • We havea course
  • A course is a place
  • where you can go
  • to listen to a story
  • Then a course is
  • One story
  • One story +One host
  • One story + One host +Several guests
  • But today we have
  • New principles The Materials Atoms vs. Bits Processing Information vs. Moving Objects Intangibles Collective Knowledge Generation of Ideas Gil Bruvel Overinformation Misinformation
  • New principles The Place Distance is redefined Frontiers are obsolete The World is your audience and your competitor Challenges and threats Gil Bruvel are closer one click apart
  • New principles The Time Instantaneous Interactive / Feedback Real time / Multitasking Constant Change Gil Bruvel A Life Project vs. A Life of Projects
  • Help!
  • There is a new arena
  • for this ongoing conversation
  • between teachers and students.
  • The virtual classroom
  • WWW Virtual Campus Virtual Classroom Activities Resources Discussions Links Questionnaires Readings Homework Learning Objects Glossaries Files Chats Folders Blogs Documents Wikis Videos / Audios
  • A place full of tools
  • for the host to find new ways
  • to tell the story
  • A story can be told in sequence Virtual Classroom
  • Or not Virtual Classroom
  • It can be full ofresources Readings Audios Links Videos Simulations Learning objects
  • And activities Glossaries Wikis DiscussionsBlogs ChatsQuestionnaires HomeworkPuzzles
  • But it willbe lifeless
  • without an activeinteraction
  • of all theparticipants
  • So theresources
  • andactivities
  • areimportant
  • but not asimportant
  • ascreating
  • A community
  • We can have
  • the best of both worlds
  • and go to school
  • in many ways
  • But someschoolsare notgetting itright yet
  • and these are their5 big mistakes
  • #1Big Mistake #1
  • #1Believing thatVirtual Education= Massive Education
  • #1 Technology is a multiplier but education is a one to one process.
  • #1 There is no limit in the number of Participants Materials Activities Links but learning is not accumulation but assimilation.
  • #1 You dont have one course of 250 you have 250 c