P2P: Robotics, Minecraft & Conflict

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.

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