Two Podcasts on the End of Education As We Know It

As I have mentioned before, I listen to 10-20 podcasts a week and I am going to make it a point to blog about the best that I come across. These types of posts will be rather infrequent.

The first podcast is Stephen Downes giving a talk in Tennessee. He is a Senior Researcher at Canada’s National Research Council. In this talk, Stephen goes way beyond the curve to project the end of education as we know it and I found his arguments quite compelling. Stephen is one of our great thinkers in this space and his talks are complex, home-spun and accessible at the same time.

The second podcast is from Mark Prensky giving a talk in Shropshire, England about gaming and its use in education. He ranges widely, but makes insightful points about how gaming has rich possibilities for integration into formal and informal educational spaces.

Give them a listen and let me know what you think.

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