UPDATED: From June 1, 2020 until March 1, 2021, I am offering free, online talks to organizations that make a meaningful donation to fight the global COVID-19 crisis.
In the past few hundred years of industrialized education, nothing has been more transformative than the COVID-19 crisis. Within months, school closures impacted over 1.4 billion learners. Practically overnight, it seems educators everywhere are struggling to continue what they teach and how they teach in a consistent manner, utilizing network technologies as a catalyst.
And, it is during this time that the fallacies of mainstream, “visible” learning begin to emerge en masse. New technologies in education are too often used to reinforce old practices rather than enabling new practices and means of knowledge production. We use technologies to help perfect what we have already been doing. In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, they magnified the problems inherent in our systems across the primary through tertiary spectrum.
It's time for a new paradigm for learning. This is a global problem that needs global solutions.
To be eligible for a free talk, host organizations must make a meaningful contribution to one of these international organizations on the front lines of the global response to COVID-19:
- World Health Organization [donate]
- UNICEF [donate]
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees [donate]
- Médecins Sans Frontières [donate]
- World Food Programme [donate]
For more information, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.