Share Paper: Primates Play Together, Primates Learn Through Playing Together, Why Haven't Teachers And Their Students Been Playing Together?

  1. James Bower, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Abstract: This far ranging talk will discuss the implications of the Internet, and especially social gaming on the Internet for classrooms, teaching, and teacher professional development in the (Near) future. The talk will consider the influence of old technology (the printing press) and an historical human scaling problem (too many students, not enough teachers) on the current structure of the educational system and then consider how the Internet is fundamentally changing both.