Stories of my ideas and experiments with technology tools in education.
Hi Neil,I like the post!In the trial of TILT we worked with a dental lecturer and he got students to record learning points from his lectures. The idea being was three-fold (1) that it'd reinforce learning (2) that different students would learn different things so some would remind others of what had been said (3) It would act as a great revision aid!We also theorised about unanswered questions. If we could identify topic experts within the system (should be relatively straightforward) we could try and 'match-make' between unaswered questions and potential answerers. If the learning community was strong it would be a nice relatively easy win!
Jon,Thanks for the information re' how TILT was piloted. I think one of the strengths is that it is based on the constructivist philosophy. Everyone comes to and away from a learning session with a different construct and by sharing and comparing our constructs with each other, we learn. It might have great appeal for K-12 education too as teachers may be more comfortable with the more controlled and "safer" environment compared to something like Twitter.
Everyone comes to and away from a learning session with a different construct and by sharing and comparing our constructs with each other, we learn. Thanks! Intertwitter, Buy twitter followers