Don Tapscott, author of Grown up Digital and Wikinomics, has just uploaded to Slideshare a presentation he has called, Grown Up Digital: The Net Generation and the Future of Innovation. In it was the above slide. The words on that slide have ecapsulated for me the difficulties we have convincing others of the need to change our approach to education. It is a paradigm shift we are experiencing. We are expecting others to come along for the ride with us and get frustrated when the rate of adoption is slow. We are dealing with disruptive technologies that require teachers to rethink the way they have always done things. It is uncomfortable and people who feel uncomfortable often resist change.
Much to think about in those words. Thanks to Elaine Talbert for alerting me to the presentation via Twitter. See the full presentation from Don below. Visiting the Slideshare site will enable you to view the notes for each slide.