Where we are
March 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Like most other people these days I use a whole range of devices from the physical to the virtual to communicate for work, rest and play. We are all Tweeting, Texting and Scoopiting to our heart’s content, all day. We are communicating at a level of incidence never seen before and we are communicating about all sorts of things. Anything we can think about:
- subjects we are working on such as Psyblog by Jeremy Dean from University College London
- journals such as the Association for Learning Technology where I found this article on The Self Organised Learning Environment
- organised opposition to government and industry policies such as the researchers boycott of Elsevier
- information about the changing face of education
- opinion from thought leaders
The above list does not include, of course, all of that everyday communication we carry on all the time with our bank or the local government (for example about housing) or the national government (for example pension claims) or the NHS (for example making appointments at the hospital).
So if we can’t communicate properly in the modern world, using modern devices of communication we will not only, not know what is happening, more importantly we will not be able to let people know what is happening with/to us.