Feed and Care for your Nerdlings
One of the things we have discovered in working in IT, especially in an education setting, is the fundamental difficulties in meshing the Pedagogy with the Technology. The challenge lies in trying to make technologists think like educators, which is a lesser challenge than getting educators to think like technologists. Either path is fraught with peril… take a light-hearted look at how we have worked with “the guys on the bench” to embrace the crucial value they bring to the educational experience of our learners. If you’ve ever heard (or said) the words “teachers don’t understand it will work better if…..” you need to come to this session and find out how we are building our department relationships with authenticity and trust. My own personal motto is “Pedagogy is the driver…. but technology is the accelerator”.