Monday, June 23, 2008

Getting the Quarantine Right!

Dangerously Irrelevant in his recent blog is talking about how those of us in the ed tech field should place ourselves into self imposed quarantine whilst we 'get it right'. As someone who has been guilty of launching the latest great thing before it was ready I have to whole-heartedly agree with this concept.

Recently I've been flat out working on 2 major projects. One is an interface for our SEN department so that they can integrate IEPs onto our learning platform. The other is consolidating the work I've been doing on podcasting via our learning platform and the affordances this brings to learning and teaching. I finally feel that now this is where it needs to be. Our SEN co presented the IEP interface at a conference here in HK recently and it's generated so much enthusiasm that I'll be training most schools next term in this. Did another pilot/test with a primary school today and I'm now confident that this is a scalable use of the technology... my big test.... because in the end if it requires people like me to do all of the implementation the projects won't out last me... which is what they're supposed to do.

I think that I'm nearly ready to come out of quarantine!