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23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 110 views

    The roles of educators have been radically changed. From the sage on the stage to the facilitator and coordinator, teachers have been at the center of a paradigmatic shift that flickers between two instructional environments: student-centered and teacher centered.

Education Week: Proper Role of Ed-Tech in Pre-K a Rising Issue - 17 views

    Early Learning
Rob Weston

Stephen Downes: The Role of the Educator - 122 views

  • The Learner
  • The Collector
  • The Curator
  • ...21 more annotations...
  • The Alchemist
  • The Programmer
  • The Salesperson
  • The Convener
  • The Coordinator
  • The Designer
  • The Coach
  • The Agitator
  • The Facilitator
  • Tech Support
  • The Moderator
  • The Critic
  • The Lecturer
  • The Demonstrator
  • The Mentor
  • The Bureaucrat
  • The Theorizer
  • The Sharer
  • The Evaluator
  • The Connector
    • Rob Weston
      In my opinion this is very true, there are few if any directives on how teachers should be facing the changes in the 21st Century, everybody is still focused on hardware rather than cloud computing and web 2.0.
    • Maureen Greenbaum
      Yes - it is a focus on the technology - as educaltors the focus should be on the pedagogy
    This isn't just about online learning! How many of these roles do you fulfill as a teacher, "facilitator," or admin? How successful have professional development efforts been in getting teachers to try out new roles? How successful have they been in getting kids to try out some of these roles? What other roles are there for students?
    Article comparing the lack of knowledge about the role of the educator at the moment with the blame put on 'bad teachers'.
Florence Dujardin

Harold Jarche » Role Shift for teachers and learners - 36 views

    An interesting remapping of of the teacher and learner roles, from hierarchical and 'wirearchical' viewpoints
Jeff Bezler

Future of Thinking: Rethinking the Role of the Humanities for a digital Age - 82 views

    • Jeff Bezler
      For more Cathy Davidson, see the archives at
    A speech by Cathy Davidson-- including pedagogy and theory -- on the role of the humanities in the digital age and the history of the American educational system.
    per a classroom 2.0 seminar
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