Words About Learning: Things

Technology is not the thing: it’s the what facilitates the thing. My GoPro is a camera, as is my phone, iPad and Google Glass. I am surrounded by cameras. But it’s the choices i make, the way i frame the shot, that makes the photo, that makes me a photographer.

Systems are just infrastructure: ‘learning management‘, ‘appraisal systems‘, ‘rapid authoring tools‘, they are not the thing: they are what facilitates the thing. Learning being the thing. It’s easy to get caught up in the functions, whilst missing the purpose. It’s easy to think a new camera will make me a better photographer. But it won’t. If I’m lucky, it will help, but it’s the practice and mistakes that make perfect.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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