From Seth Godin’s blog, he wrote about the right tool for the job.
As a learning technologist or learning designer, this is a phrase and attitude I take seriously – nothing winds me up more than something new or different being touted as the ‘new’ solution to education, student experience, or some other aspect of teaching and learning, that’s not been properly thought through and applied to a known issue.
Note – I hold my hands up that, in the past, I have been guilty of doing just this. I do understand how this happens, an idea on how to use something new needs investigation and testing, but obviously there is a need to perform some proper due diligence on this. But (I hope) I’ve never tried to force the solution on something that actually didn’t need soving.
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