Monday, December 07, 2009

Ascilite 2009 - day 1 morning plenary session

This session from Mark Nichols began with an invitation to engage with his presentation. Not with our laptops and other mobile devices.

Using rise and demise of Prensky's digital natives, he arques for the power of group think and how many of us accepted Prensky's premise which are now being seen to not hold up to detailed scrutiny.

Access to large amounts of information brings with it the challenge of making sense of all of it and making decisions of what to do with it. Group think may not be the best approach as the group itself may not reflect the correct direction.

A thought provoking presentation.

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