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Educational Technology Creative Collective – Preliminary Task January 8, 2012

Posted by IaninSheffield in edtechcc, Musings.
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This then is the first post in a series of contributions as participation in the Educational Technology Creative Collective. Initiated by Colin Maxwell, this project

is a collaboration of educators investigating and experimenting with digital technologies to enhance education.

einstein quote on creativity

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by v i p e z: http://flickr.com/photos/vipez/4179099662/

It’s about exploring creativity and sharing those experiences within a community of like-minded educators. That appeals to me in a number of ways. Despite advancing years, I seem to be gaining an increasing thirst for learning and I believe that’s best undertaken socially, within a supportive environment, yet at times and in places to suit the learner. That might be in the evening on the sofa with a glass of light refreshment, in the morning on the bus on the way to work or sitting around a table (in a cafe/pub?) at or after a conference/meeting. Or indeed whilst out cycling! It’s only in recent years that all those opportunities have become fulfilled through the new technologies which have become available.

I’m always scanning for interesting applications which offer new potential as learning tools; a part of my job which I thoroughly enjoy. I guess it’s the seeking and finding, exploring and testing, communicating and sharing. Hopefully Edtechcc will offer the chance to do that with others and therefore enjoy a richer and deeper learning experience as a consequence.

There’s a little more information on the ‘About Me’ and ‘My Digital Tracks’ pages – the LinkedIn account gives a potted history.

Looking forward to enjoying our connections 🙂

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1. John - January 8, 2012

Hi Ian,
It is interesting, to me anyway, how the web of links throws up various connections. Yesterday we touched base at audioboo, and today I am seeing you in #edtechcc
The informality you point too I’ve found is the best way for my ageing brain to learn. Hopefully edtechcc will act like some serendipity enhancer.

ianinsheffield - January 9, 2012

I suspect this what underpins Messrs Siemens & Downes ‘Connectivism’ John … well maybe?
And yes to informal and non-formal learning opportunities – maybe we don’t give them enough credence either as … mature learners, or indeed with our younger ones in school.

2. Carol Broos - January 11, 2012

I look forward to collaboration and learning. We are all in this journey together to “push” ourselves to innovate. I too look for new technologies that offer new learning and creating.

ianinsheffield - January 11, 2012

Thanks Carol. I suspect/hope that’s what will help this project be successful – like-minded approaches, but yielding a variety of outcomes 🙂

3. Cheri MacLeod - January 12, 2012

Learning should be fun. Innovation can be fun – although we are often put off by it too. I enjoy trying out new technologies and using old ones to do new things. I’m looking forward to this.

ianinsheffield - January 12, 2012

That’s great to hear Cheri. ‘Innovation can be fun…’ indeed! The kind of fun you get on stomach-churning theme park rides – lot’s of enjoyment and anticipation … and sometimes a little more than you bargained for!

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