I’ve never met Louise in person – I only know her from Twitter. She lives in South Africa, and has a love, passion, and excitement for her country that you rarely see. This blog post exists because of a conversation she and I just had (minutes ago) on twitter.
Before I get to that, let me tell you what I know about Louise – she’s wonderful. Her focus is on improving education in South Africa. For everyone. Her “bold and audacious vision” is: Quality education for all children in South Africa by 2022
To see how she’s actually achieving her vision, instead of just yakking, go to her website, Partners for Possibility.
Here is our conversation:
I recently read a blog post by David Kelly about technology in the classroom titled “Why Technology Belongs in a Classroom“.
David was responding to a blog post by Clay Shirky, “Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets, and Phones From His Classroom“. I read that article too.
In essence, Clay Shirky, who teaches theory and practice of social media at NYU, has banned technology from his classroom. David Kelly, who is part of the eLearning Guild, disagrees with Shirky.
What you are about to read is my comment, unedited, that I left on Shirky’s article:
“A picture used to be a sum of additions. In my case, a picture is a sum of destructions.” ~Pablo Picasso
“A course used to be a sum of added information. In my case, a course is a sum of deducted information.” ~Tricia Ransom