I heard a story from a teacher this past week where he said there was trepidation in
the faculty conference rooms as students could quickly google anything the
teacher said and then call them on it publicly in class. An interesting situation
for sure. After some thought, he offered that many teachers are now embracing
this kind of immediate access into their teaching style and challenging the
students in new ways and styles of learning.
One of my favorite anthems as a kid was "Question Authority". Now, both kids
and teachers are starting to think differently about the way to inter-act. One
model is memorization and repetition of silos of information. Another might
be to lay our scenarios that teach a lesson or story and provide the emphasis
on the tools kids need to solve problems, work together and inspire passion
in each other and their teacher to know things. There's a lot of learning taking
place in the serious games space and we should all be open to trying things
in new ways.