I have been suggesting that 2012 would be being the year of ‘digital text’ in whatever format or guise it might be. I did not, and could not, have known about Apple’s pending iBook revolution?! Possibly but only where there is isaturation. I honestly thought it would be a combination of other devices and formats. Regardless, it has once again heightened my interest in 121 learning and 2012 is even more likely to be the year of digital text now.
Second time around I am far more interested in whole school cultural change and how to bring about that change, than I am about the tech. Even imaxing 3D, video enabled interactive iBooks, on super fast shiny new IPad3. In either form factor, if the rumours are in fact true and we could see a new mid size product.
This post is the result of wider reading and these simple words.
It doesn’t happen when society adopts new technologies – it happens when society adopts new behaviors.
– Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody, p. 160
It’s certainly easy to spend money of new technologies, if hard to sometimes justify. It’s never easy to spend money on developing new behaviours and even more difficult to justify.
That leaves me thinking about how to most effectively bring about change.
Mo-post. These are always a bit random as editing is tough and mainly Siri generated.