The Digital Promise – It Must Be Sustainable

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A model for a teacher-empowering digital promise is the MOOC, which re-envisions the educator’s role in the context of the open web. The teacher of the future will be able to develop a teaching and learning environment using the resources on the web, which could incorporate closed options such as CMSs and LMSs as well as face-to-face blended activities. She will also be able to teach her students how to create personal learning environments and how to connect them in infinite ways to form networks, semi-permanent or on the fly, large or small, for specific educational purposes.

This model is sustainable because it empowers and relies on teachers – not costly outside sources. Through the very MOOCs that they use in instruction, they can generate professional development networks to keep up with the latest technology and pedagogy.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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