Jan Seiter

Round Rock, TX, United States

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Jan Seiter
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer?
Several postings have commented that their idea of school is different than anothers'...THIS is the POINT. In the US, our version of school is unique. If you want to know why our old model of education is working so well in third world countries now, it's because it DOES work, and is based on the industrial model of school. But industry is no longer the typical bedrock business of our economy. Our economy is based more on information and talent sharing, and this is the model of 'school' that needs to be explored.
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Jan Seiter
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is the internet, not formal education, the new great equalizer?
Education is not one thing. Ken Robinson points out that although schools tend to kill creativity, they do other things well. Education, as the Lady Hillary reminded us, 'takes a village'. Education is a sum of a variety of parts. Knowledge is certainly available on the internet, in greater than ever quantities. But judgement, curiosity, balance, perseverence and other qualities of individual passion cannot be attained online.
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Jan Seiter
Posted almost 3 years ago
What's your TED habit?
Several ways...I embed them into my wiki for my students, I listen to them as a podcast while exercising, and sometimes watch on my iPad.
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Jan Seiter
Posted over 3 years ago
Clay Shirky: How social media can make history
It's January, 2011 and the rebellion in Tunisia is a couple of weeks old. I remember "Solidarity" and the Gdansk shipyard rallies and the global reach of TV that helped it along. Does anyone think that individual power multiplied by the use of technology cannot do anything? Give me a large enough lever and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.