NTC Storytellers: Accidental Technologist, Volume One


By Michael Sola Fellow 11NTC Newbies and Old-fogies — that last definition wasn't my idea, but the #11NTCStory group liked it - I am writing to report that the "T" in NTC is alive and well and after the first night at the StoryTelling session #11NTCStory led by Michaela and Roger followed by the "Peter Campbell BeerFest" @peterscampbell it seems the energy of how organizations are using tech to tell their stories continues to be a theme.

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They are also working on software that uses this approach in the classroom and takes the passivity and lectures out of classroom instruction. In the 60 minutes piece, it is referred to the flipped classroom or peer instruction a mindset that directs attention away from teachers and puts it squarely on the students and their learning. Taking self-directed and collaborative learning a step further is peeragogy.


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These programs involved cultural, educational and training efforts that used interactive theater and storytelling. Most of the projects with these programs were carried out collaboratively; so I had a chance to see how different kinds of organizations, from grassroots to national, operate. It focused on collaborative e-learning. I interviewed ten online educators in five countries about how they planned and organized collaborative learning activities.

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2) Storytelling: The iPad offers a new format for one-on-one sharing of compelling interactive stories. Smartboards and lightweight laptops such as the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and NEO2 already providing alternative learning experiences. It could spawn innovative interactive applications that support collaborative learning. Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions. Some over-hype it as "magical" and "transformative."

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blog shares an interview with entitled " Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr." The Knowledge-at-Work blog writes about when learning and knowledge collide -- and the importance of collaborative learning networks. There is a fairly large educator community on Second Life and the lessons learned are starting to appear in the blogosphere.