In David Wiley’s blog there is lively discussion about education as empowering and helping people. To be honest I feel a little unarmed to continue this discussion (see the comment by Jim Ellsworth). 🙂 So, I rather try to reflect the issue through an example from the Finnish education policy discussion. Finally I’ll try to […]
Month: May 2005
The Swedish phrase says that one should always look for the golden middle road. The official Sweden puts it in their web site: “in the choice of two roads, we travel the third”. I love our neighbours! A while ago I discussed with my brother about our students’ attitudes towards learning. My brother is a […]
Learning objects – Is the King naked?
Do you remember the H C Andersen’s story about the Emperor’s New Suit? The point of the story is that, if we strongly believe on something, and same time all those who are doubtful or non-believes are claimed to be “unfit for their office or unpardonably stupid”, the believe becomes real. To see the truth […]
Last month I finished the first draft of a report based on the work I did previously on the Comenius Contact Seminar project. I thought there was still some valuable issues to look for in the interviews we did so here is a paper looking at them once again. As an exercise for myself, I […]
In his post “Thoughts on this and that” Graham Attwell quoted Jyri Engeström’s post about “ Why some social network services work and others don’t — Or: the case for object-centered sociality”: “the term ‘social networking’ makes little sense if we leave out the objects that mediate the ties between people……social networks consist of people […]