Justin Reich’s recent Berkman Center talk – “The Web We Want and the Ed We Want” – is a great, actually entertaining tour through the recent history of the web and the parallel narrative of the web and education.
I am posting it here as a note to myself. At this point in time, Reich captures key themes of conversations I have been dropping in on at conferences, on social media and in exchanges with educators I admire. The key theme, in Reich’s words: “Students should own their means of production. Our technology should connect students to each other and to their work.”
I was particularly interested in his tour of his course – T509 Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale. The course is built on a blog-and-social-media syndication model based on the work of Jim Groom, Alan Levine and others. It is also in line with the recent work and discussion associated with Christina Hendrick’s Teaching with WordPress.
The first 30 minutes is the formal part of talk, followed by discussion. Lots of lessons to be taken from the T509 design (and how it might impact my thinking about msloc430). Also a lot of great quotable moments.