Excerpt from Bill’s recent speech at the NAIS Annual Conference on how teaching and learning will be transformed in the decade ahead.
I believe technology can help teachers be more effective and make learning more interesting. I’ve been watching what’s been happening with these technologies very closely. Despite the clear momentum, we are still very early in this movement. There are so many entrepreneurs, so many programs and resources available, it can be challenging to know where to start.
I see four main ‘flavors’ of online learning: reimagining textbooks, scaling our best teachers, connecting through social networks, and personalizing learning.”
This week has beenÂ an extremelyÂ productive one so we may has well close it out on the strength. While conducting some research this week, in a simple and plain way,Â signs are showing that both health and education are the points of emphasis for the future ofÂ information technology development for businessÂ as Bill Gates has shifted the majority of his currentÂ focus to these two sectors.
How it applies to us on a more down toearth level is when we add in the two cents that confirm that one of the main areas of reform needed in education is a greater emphasis on the knowing ourselves as theÂ social media phenomenon mentioned above in regards to education provesÂ that the most important matter of business andÂ information that each is interested in and looking to attainÂ data about one’s self as offered by others and interestingly enough since I am currently using Microsoft Windows 7 OS to compose this article to be posted on this online publication, my own pictures are what appear on the desktop background image slideshowÂ as I believe it to be one of the most bennificial excercies in regards toÂ self education as well as sound mental health and as friends, I nowÂ share the advice and formulaÂ with you.
We can and will work out the fine details while we move forward with the
Spring ForwardÂ “Higher Learning” proceedings, and end with this video clip from the classic 1999 hit movie The Matrix,Â at the scene in which The Oracle offers this same piece of advice to Neo in the form of “the writing on the wall” upon the firstÂ two minutesÂ of their first encounter with the sign above the doorÂ symbolizing that the advice is to be adhered toÂ above all.