This blog accompanies the October 1 Afternoon Talk/Presentation/Discussion/Workshop at the University of British Columbia, and will serve as our Untalk Media and Discussion Holder.
Taking a look at the UBC Mission.
From UBC Learning Exchange Website:
” Trek 2010 has three key themes:
* The strengthening of civil society
* The education of global citizens
* The promotion of sustainability, in its three interrelated aspects: social, economic, and environmental.
As noted when Trek 2010 was officially launched, two other principles underlie the Trek vision: excellence and community partnership.”
Here’s how I described my vision for the afternoon:
Both Sides Now: In Person and on the Web
Slow Learning for Fast Times
The tensions between traditional and emerging forms of learning should be energizing, not paralyzing higher education. Harried and fearful of Nabokov’s reminder that “Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form,” we overlook the rich potential of positive deviance and failure; we forget that learning should be disruptive. In this discussion/workshop we will explore how creative dissonance, experienced through the vibrant interplay between face-to-face and online spaces, the rich borderland between old and new, leads us right now, right here to extraordinary, deep learning outcomes.
In other words, we’ll talk about how to move