Sketch notes of Ken Robinson's idea that both online education and good teachers can provide an individualized curriculum for students..

Sketch Notes: Ken Robinson on the Role of Online Education

Sketch notes of Ken Robinson's idea that both online education and good teachers can provide an individualized curriculum for students..

In a recent lynda.com interview about his book Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, Ken Robinson briefly touched on the role of online education.  In the sketch notes above I have depicted one of his main ideas – that online eduction can provide an individualized curriculum for each student, but that good teachers can do that too.

I appreciate this balanced approach.  I currently have one foot in the door of online education and another foot in the classroom: I teach an online statistics course for high school students and I substitute teach in the Portland area.  The stats course is my first exposure to online teaching, and while I do see a lot of potential with online education, I think that I prefer being in the classroom.  Ultimately I believe that a blended model of education (with an online component and an in-class component) holds the most potential.  As I think about transitioning to full-time classroom teaching I am beginning to feel out what my version of that blend will look like.

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  1. Hi Doug, I came across your website when I was doing a Google search on sketchnotes. First let me say that I LOVE, LOVE your website. I describe myself as a math teacher who draws. I’m very interested in using sketchnotes to teach and understand math, too.

    I know it’s been awhile since this post, but I wondered if you have seen Ken Robinson’s TED talk on how school kills creativity. Here’s the link:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

    Anyway, thank you for sharing your sketchnotes and thoughts.

    Cheers!
    Line

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      Hi Line, thanks for the comment and kind words. I’m glad that you enjoy the site. It has been fun to explore the use of sketchnotes in a variety of contexts – but especially in the realm of education. I watched that Ken Robinson TED talk a while back, but I think it’s worth refreshing my memory – especially in the context of the growing critiques of Khan Academy in math education. It would be interesting to see if KA has a place in Robinson’s view of education. Something to think about…

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