We need to invest in training and peer assistance. Teachers are insanely overworked: no other industry would stand for it. And teacher CPD – especially around technology – is poor. More recently there’s been a fashion to say that learning technologies should be as easy to use as Facebook which is ridiculous. Most people were introduced to Facebook by family, a friend, or a colleague. They forget the learning curve and the constant re-learning they have to do when the interface and controls change.
One of the reasons people, Teachers included, think learning Facebook is easy is because they are focused on a goal that they really want to achieve. I found minecraft a bit to difficult for me probably because I didn’t want it enough and didn’t fell the outcome would be useful or particularly enjoyable.
Lots of other interesting ideas in Doug’s post