For unit 2, activity 4 , Professor Morten suggested we asked an expert one questions related to a topic of our choosing. As I had read and explored some of the worke published by John Seely Brown , I thought it would be interesting to choose this expert.
Here is my question and his answer.
I finally got an answer from John Seeely Brown to my question:
Hello again professor,
I wonder if by any chance you didn’t get this e-mail. So I’m resending it again.
I hope it is not too much trouble for you just to write a few lines in response. I’d be very gratefull.
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From: Helena Prieto
Date: Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 1:14 PM
Subject: Which online teaching techniques foster knowledge and creativity?
Hello professor John Seely Brown,
My name is Helena Prieto. I’m currently doing my master’s degree in eLearning Pegadogy at Open University in Lisbon, Portugal.
For one of the subjects I’m studying I’ve read your article on Growing up Digital, which I found very usefull and interesting because it helped me understand better the way my students work and learn. This is indeed a different generation.
My teacher Morten Paulsen has asked the class to choose a “mentor” to do a one-question interview. And I’ve chosen you.
Would you be kind enough to answer this question?
As the web is changing the way people relate socially, work and learn, do you think online courses are more suitable in nowadays society than face to face courses? Which online teaching teachniques are more sucessful to foster learning and creativity without overloading the teacher?
Thank you very much for your time,
I’ll be looking forward for your answer,
Here is finally the answer to my question:
Pls go to my site http://www.johnseelybrown.com/ and view the 2nd video McKay School of Educaton. There are several other videos there you might find useful as well and of course look at my paper Minds on Fire that is also on the site.. jsb
Helena Prieto to John
show details 12:29 PM (1 hour ago)
Hello professor Brown,
Thank you very much for you answer. I’ll follow your advice.
Have a great new year.
The article in question ” Minds of fire” is at http://www.johnseelybrown.com/mindsonfire.pdf