A while back, I was talking about trends that influence education with a group of tech directors in Texas, and captured a shot of a young man who was playing a video game during the presentation. This morning I got a comment on a blog that said,
I’m the guy in the photo and I was playing Guild Wars. I’m ADHD but can multitask rather well. I was listening to David’s every word and also transposing those words to the screen in the game I was playing. Almost everyone there thought the ideas he was sharing were very good. ( My guild is almost all Adults) The only problem with what he was saying was that he was saying it to the Techs and not the Teachers. Most Techs I know truly believe in what he was saying and almost all teachers I know think games are bad. Hence I hope he gets a chance to tell it he same things to teachers in the near future.
Learning can happen in so many ways today, and most of them we can’t even imagine — as individuals. But as communities? — or guilds?