Friday, 9 November 2007

raison d’être

Last night as I trawled through the ever increasing feeds in my google reader I came across Ewan McIntosh's comments on "The Illiterates of the 21st Century" and realised that this is what I'm trying to avoid in setting up a blog. I see much potential in using the computer and Web 2.0 in the language classroom and am hoping that I can use this to help my teaching and my learning. It's an attempt to get some professional development in my own time and to avoid the possibility that I am in some ways illiterate - at least out here.

For me the journey and the inspiration for all this came out of attending the Navcon 2K7 ICT conference held in October. It was there that the door to Web 2.0 opened up wide - a little too wide at first, as my head is still spinning. Which leads me back to why I'm here. My theory is that if I take it one step at a time (or one application at a time), the spinning will slow down to a slow whirl - am I hoping for too much? In doing so I seek to help those who are new to all this (including myself) and seek help from anyone who is willing and able.

Here we go ...

1 comment:

Jess said...

Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the Web 2.0 world! thanks for adding me to your blogroll, and for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog. Glad you liked the language quotes!
The Web 2.0 world is indeed a rather large one, so if you ever need a hand wading through it all let me know. I'm more than happy to help!