The shift from 1.0 to 2.0 has taken a decade or more. How long with the next shift take? It means abandoning the conventional wisdom about what education looks like and jettisoning the content standards and performance assessments.
Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0.
This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web. The Internet of today has become a huge picture window and portal into human perceptions, thinking, and behavior. Logically, then, it would seem that schools would follow suit in mimicking what is happening via the Internet to assist children and youth to function, learn, work, and play in a healthy, interactive, and pro-social manner in their societies-at-large.
Most schools are still living within and functioning through an Education 1.0 model. Although many would deny this, they are focusing on…
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