As the year draws towards an end, I’ve decided to focus on my thesis, and so will blog a lot — I mean A LOT less here about education and schools. I’ve come to a point where I believe strongly that consumer culture has flooded much of the useful debate online, deliberately targets new arrivals with a highly agenderised dialectic process. Particularly in Twitter, this has created a bleak social reality where subscribing to brands and being popular is more important than evidence.
This year I’ve managed to extricate myself from one pocket-kingdom to re-discover what I found meaningful about learning and teaching, thanks to the kindness of three people and the support of many, many more. I’ll therefore be focused more on my work as a researcher, designer and teacher, in a much less public manner than I have in what is almost a decade of blogging. My research work about families, games and the media is at http://www.negotiationsofplay.com.
Thanks for all the comments and fish. Good luck to all who step bravely into the arena of online educational technology ‘debate’.