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just struck me the other day...Life is adversity. That is
the meaning of life. We crave adversity. We need to get into
trouble and stay in trouble...Teachers who retire go back to
teaching because they need to be in trouble again."
Garrison Keillor, News from Lake Wobegon, Feb 25, 2008
Any time we try something new, we're
likely to encounter new problems, some of which may be
dangerous. That's one reason why pilots train on
simulators before they first try a new machine, to prepare
in advance for problems when there's no danger of crashing.
Some of those problems may even be the price of success, a
loss that usually accompanies this gain. "There aint no such
thing as a free lunch."
Case studies that describe such problems
of teaching and learning with technology (TLT) can trigger
powerful, productive discussions among faculty members.
As they share experiences and views, they can all learn ways
to understand and respond to such problems.
- Stephen C. Ehrmann -
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Takoma Park, Maryland 20913
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