Went to sleep with some questions : Just how off tangent am I from the goals and purpose I had set out about teaching? Am I asking the right questions? If I had the right thought 1-2 years ago, how much of that belief would still be relevant in the context of the rapid change and increased channels those change have brought to amplify or execute that thought?
In trying to put it in words the contents of a fuzzy dream that seemed to stretch hours: You are standing at the leading edge of thought. It is true because you wonder;you will be the generation that witnesses the crossover to the intergalactic civilization. You are the last of the analogue/atom age. Choose your battles and efforts not from the perspective of what’s gone wrong but what needs to be.
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I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing but my ideas around what I wanted in transferring the success of my classroom learning to an online environment keeps changing. It keeps changing because new information keeps coming up about the changes happening in business; the New Economics and Wealth-creation, the effects of social media, the uses and abuses and new values of the Future.
This generation I’m teaching, those born after 1990 seem to be the culmination of the deliberate dumbing down of society. In an era where “the new illiterate are those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn” (Alvin Toffler) we are faced with young people who are not only anti-intellectual, but are ignorant, about their level of literacy. This is probably a generation that has the combination of experiencing technology that simplifies everything in life, suffers from mass PTSD internalized and a very dangerous idea of entitlement.
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