I’m Derek. Thanks for the visit.
I’m interested in the way that different people and organisations (usually within education) respond to changes and challenges associated with digital. The direct effects and unanticipated consequences of their choices both fascinate and disturb me.
I think that the learning landscape is shifting and in some places beginning to become un-bundled. Many students take the web for granted view the Internet as necessary condition of life. Chalk, talk and textbooks are no longer the only tools of a teacher’s trade. Educational management and leaders within schools and universities have to contend with an additional layer of challenges and changes.
This blog is my attempt to give an “ed-techies” perspective about “on-life” and how I see us (here in South Africa) responding to the challenges and changes associated with “Digital” Learning. I aim to assist with the development of digital capacity among educators, pupils, students, professionals and academics. I support educationalists as they incorporate technologies into their learning and teaching practices.