Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twitter School Day 4: Me and @Pvantees try to figure it out

I reposted the tweets here because reading from bottom up at Twitter is confusing. Based on the time stamps at twitter the whole process took about 35 minutes.

pvantees @ToughLoveforX i'm a little lost #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX @pvantees Re the tweets in #revolutionizescience. it's mostly me yelling "come over here!" Give me a few days to get it in better shape.

ToughLoveforX @LeadershipEra -> @weknowmore the blurred line between business innovation and social innovation http://bit.ly/2WPckn #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX @DavidGurteen ->@weknowmore One part of the business case frm Jeff Jarvis http://bit.ly/3MkVz5 #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX via @md_santo a KM lens: "Long Tail Eco + User Created Content" http://tinyurl.com/lrqxhq #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX The underappreciated value of .digital print + QR to change the communication ecology in a classroom #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX A way it could play out in California http://tinyurl.com/lz5mhs #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX A way it could play out for Professional Development http://tinyurl.com/l33ogc #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX The KM and science pieces are in the twitterstream at @weknowmore #revolutionizescience

ToughLoveforX @pvantees If you read UP from the "give me a few days" it might make sense.You have to love twitter :-) #revolutionizescience


  1. We had a discussion last week with a couple of education 'masters' (i.e. heads of creative schools and academies).

    Main points with regards to creative education (graphic schools etc):

    1. Times have changed but we still practice education like it's 1900: classroom and teachers telling students what to learn (top down). We need to change that; don't tell students what and how they have to learn, but plan a roadmap with them to get them to their destination.
    Teachers have to realize that their role has changed (and in a lot of cases, probably most of them, they have not done that yet)

    2. Government regulations do not allow for rapid adoption of innovation and new technologies. For example: modern exams don't fit in the 'parameters' government set on these exams. Schools either have to make exams fit or lose funding.

    3. Companies that employ the new students don't understand the skills these students have when they leave school. The companies are (mostly) not early adopters.

    Practice what you preach!

  2. Your experience is very similar to mine in the States. It's a bit different because I spent my years in a for profit as opposed to state supported school, but the outlines are the same.

    I think the missing part of the conversation is the issue of power and thought models that are shaped by the experience of having power.

    Most teachers and administrators who do not "realize" the problem with "top down", discount the new realities because they are looking down from the top.

    From what I'm seeing, the time to be convinced or "educating" is being quickly replaced by new buisness models destroying old business models.

    In that context, The National Association of Scholars has a great piece on a view of colleges in 2030.


  3. This is what education and innovation is all about:

    (and it's fun too!)

  4. Thanks for sharing. I agree. The paradox is that real learning is about making as many mistakes as possible and taking risks. Yet formal education is about making no mistakes, getting the right answer first time and getting certificates.

    It's probably why Steve Jobs and Bill Gates never finished college.