P2P is over. Fortunately the rest of Ulearn begins tomorrow. Here are some key things from the day. At the bottom I will include a more detailed breakdown of my learning from each course.
- Conflict is important to learning, particularly deep learning.
- It is easy to dismiss tools such as Minecraft as ‘playing’ and not ‘learning’. Did playing stop being learning once students leave kindergarten?
- Are the methods of learning you provide less complex than the learning students are doing independently?
- Let the students try to solve a problem that you do not know the answer to (and that isn’t a quick google search away to find the answer with ease).
- The online world is extremely social & requires a lot of interaction in multi-player games
- Online multiplayer gaming requires an understanding of social rules & regulations that are specific to that community, but can also help develop conflict resolution & negotiating skills applicable to physical world situations.