Monday, July 06, 2009

Prensky, Digital Natives/Immigrants

I noticed a point in Prensky's "Digital Natives Digital Immigrants" that was similar to the way I'm thinking of the Learning Wiki. To create software to teach engineers how to use a new type of CAD software Prensky had the developers and professors (content specialists) "create a series of graded tasks into which the skills to be learned were embedded." The skills were not to be organized by concept or vocabulary or in a certain sequence, but by practical application. This is how I envision information being organized in the Learning Wiki.

1 comment :

Christine said...

Right, teach self-regulation by asking students to self-regulate connected to a meaningful activity. By using the wiki, they have to organize their own knowledge as well as ask for help from others. :)