What Gee is getting at here is the fact that our current school system is still stuck in an old Web 1.0 world. We haven't gotten to Web 2.0 where feedback from students is welcomed let alone a Web 3.0 world where students work WITH teachers to assist in co-creating curriculum and learning experiences.
"Businesses - but not yet schools - are asking their consumers to help them design and produce."
"There is a crucial role of teachers as designers of experiences good for learning. As in a good video game, this is not 'anything goes' learning controlled by the learner (player) or 'do what you are told learning' controlled by the teacher (game designer). It is, rather, a mutual, collaborative, social act in which, nonetheless, there is an 'instructor', 'teacher', and 'designer', at least at the outset."
Is our system ready to move towards an Education 3.0 model? Are we prepared to invite students to help design their own learning experiences within a safe and guided environment?
"Such learning is neither progressivist or traditional. It is what I have called 'post-progressive learning'. There are times where it builds connections, there are times when it blocks them, and there are times when it makes new ones. After all, the best learning is often a new game for a new day."
Where do we start?