Konrad Glogowski (Konrad March) put together a short video of his virtual meet-up in Second Life with pre-service teachers from Brigham Young University. November 19, 2007. Amongst many ideas, Konrad shows us how we have to redefine our “teacherly voice”. He writes a great deal more about his Conversation with Pre-Service Teachers, and student-teacher relationships and technology.
You will agree with his statement that –
Needless to say, as the new technologies open up new vistas for exploration and personal engagement, educators struggle with how they can best meet these traditional expectations and adapt their practice to suit the new reality of a more conversational and participatory approach to learning brought about by the new tools of web 2.0.
We can learn a great deal from the work that Konrad is doing. Though I haven’t had much time to exchange ideas with Konrad, he is a fellow resident on the island of Jokaydia, where Heyjude Jenns (me) and Slammed Aayeb ( Dean Groom ) from Parramatta Marist High School are testing the future possibilities. Jo Kay and Sean Fitzgerald were involved in Konrad’s session too! Learn more about there work at the Second Life in Education wiki. (Good on you aussie educators!)
It is our aim to investivate just how these future environments will shape (or is it re-shape?) our ‘teacherly voice’ and learning environments – a clear and exciting focus for 2008.
This video was originally shared on blip.tv by K.Glogowski with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.