Many years ago in pre-Internet days a friend (Peter) and I spent a week or two on the Greek Island of Patmos. Peter recently wrote up his diary entries of the time, and it inspired me to finally record a song I wrote as I left the island by ferry on a wet and windy night. It's called Lights Across the Water. The lyrics are printed below. I may elaborate on the background to the song at some later date. But for now, here it is.
Turns out there's quite a lot of commentary around this issue in the American context:
Some not particularly eloquent thoughts about the work of Sugata Mitra (about 8 minutes)
The IATEFL reaction: http://leoxicon.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/to-confer-or-to-concur.html#more
Graham Stanley's blog post: http://blog-efl.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/the-rise-of-soles-part-2-at-heart-of.html
Creative Commons music from Lohstana David: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/785426/petit-talibe-instrumental-version
Online Presentation for the VET Development Centre (27/3/14; about 53 minutes)
Accompanying slides: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelc/innovation-in-the-australian-sector-is-it-possible
Presentation given to TAFE Australian Libraries Conference (TALC) in Brisbane (22/11/13)
Spoken reflections on a talk from Don Watson at the concluding session of Adelaide's Festival of Ideas. (About 6 mins)
Presentation for the TAFE SA Learn Network (30/9/13). Accompanying slides at http://www.slideshare.net/michaelc/where-is-the-internet-taking-us
Creative Commons Intro and Outro music: Seim by KraftiM (http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/214223/seim)
About 43 minutes
The Assessment Obsession - whatever happened to teaching? Presentation given at the Transforming Assessment for the Digital Era Conference (Melbourne, 31/7/13)http://digitalassessments.com/
Accompanying slides at http://www.slideshare.net/michaelc/the-slow-march-to-eassessment-in-the-vet-sector
About 30 mins.