Envisaging a new future

So much of my thinking and reading keeps coming back to the way in which we design the tasks we as educators set to empower the learners for whom we share or take responsibility in our classrooms. I reflect back on our early module 1.5 where we listened to Nathaniel Bott: ” boredom and disengagement is too big a part of the modern classroom”

I also reflect on all the extra reading I did for module 3:

and the wonderful work of people like Graine Conole in relation to learning design (Conole, 2012) and I try to isolate the things that matter most to include in my digital essay on Digital Pedagogy! Even with  “affordances of the web” I am struggling with the restrictions of a word limit because teachers need to know all this NOW!

I have decided that the following references are critical to my task (and every time I think I need to stop finding new resources I damn well find more!). So this list is a starting point of material that is very useful for our subject (each of these titles really links our work as educators to our practice.


Bellanca, J., & Brandt, R. (Eds.). (2010). 21st Century Skills: rethinking How Students Learn. Bloomington, United States.

Brabazon, T., Dear, Z., Greene, G., & Purdy, A. (2009). Why the Google Generation Will Not Speak: The Invention of Digital Natives. Nebula, 163-181. Retrieved April 16, 2014, from http://www.iiav.nl/ezines/IAV_607294/IAV_607294_2010_3/BDGP.pdf

Chase, Z., & Laufenberg, D. (2011, April). Embracing the Squishiness of Digital Literacy. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 535-537. doi:10.1598/JAAL.54.7.7

Conole, G. (2012). Designing for Learning in an Open World. New York, United States of America: Springer.

Crockett, L., Jukes, I., & Churches, A. (2011). Literacy is Not Enough, 21st-Century Fluencies for the Digital Age. Corwin.

Cronin, J. G. (2010). Too Much Information: Why Facilitate Information and Media Literacy. International Journal Of Humanities & Arts Computing, 4 (1/2), 151-165. doi:10.3366/ijac.2011.0014

O’Connell, J., & Groom, D. (2010). Virtual Worlds: Learning in a Changing World. Camberwell, Victoria, Australia: ACER Press.

Reviewing the Trajectories of e-learning. (2014, January 15). Retrieved May 13, 2014, from e4innovation.com: E-Learning innovation; research, evaluation, practice and policy: http://e4innovation.com/?p=791


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