With a reductionist mindset, we look at technology and learning and break it down into it’s component parts: which systems, assets, subject experts, illustrations, animations, games, handouts and venues will we use? We fool ourselves that it’s the parts that make the whole, whilst in fact it’s the coherence of the experience and the interconnection of the parts that makes a coherent whole.
Technology can be great, but it can be just the greatest distraction. It’s what we do with it and what it enables us to do that counts. But all of that must be within a mindset of performance and superb choreography: crafting coherent and engaging learning experiences.
Words About Learning is an occasional series of short posts about aspects of learning, usually written from park benches or at the end of a long day.