If you step back, kids achieve the impossible, emergent properties are always astonishing – Sugata Mitra at ALT-C

The full transcript of Sugata Mitra’s keynote to the ALT-C conference last month will be published shortly but I took some notes to embed my own learning. I thought these might be helpful to others, as they’re easier to skim than either a full transcript or 54 minutes of video. The (or A) Future of … Continue reading

‘Heated debate’ about the effectiveness of lectures as a teaching format, kicked off by @donaldclark

Donald Clark did the opening keynote lecture at the ALT-C conference last week, and used the opportunity to lay into the lecture format. I’ll post the video and transcript of the lecture when available, but here’s Donald’s response to some of the criticism and feedback he got via Twitter. The ongoing debate in the comments … Continue reading