In Pokemon Go and Medical Mindfulness the article observes that:
When assessing any new technology we love the advice of Kipp Co-Founder Mike Feinberg and his mantra of “Great Teaching… and more of it.” He asks if the tech does one of two things:
- Free up educators time so they can spend longer in the classroom teaching?
- Facilitate learning outside of the classroom.
Not only does the early evidence and research prove promising, but some might argue that exploration of Pokemon Go would help “Future Proof” the education.
The next university to offer immersive AR courses with access to educators and subject matter experts across the globe will leap ahead of competitors in attracting the best students.Now that this technology has been introduced to the mass market, consumers will want and expect more.
— George Couros (@gcouros) July 12, 2016
The advice in #PokemonGo, Being Observant, and Innovation is:
In our experience and research we would add to this, it is also important to 1) identify the early adopters and then 2) give them time and space to discuss and experiment with their ideas.
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In When the Guy in the Back Row Turns Out to Be the Man of the Moment John Hanke went back to Haas to help him decide whether to stay with Google or “spin out” and create a startup.
What can educators learn from this example?
Through the Digital Citizenship Summits, EdChange Global and Edu Match we have seen what small groups of passionate people can achieve …And this can be as much (if not more) than large bureaucratic organizations!