While driving home from the Innovate 2007 conference this afternoon I was thinking about all the little bits and pieces I’d picked up by playing with the technology in the pavilions.
Like the virtual worlds human hamster ball at the right.
But it was that word “play” that kept repeating in my warped little mind.
In the early years of our life we learn much about the world by playing with the various elements around us.
Unfortunately, as we get older we seem to lose that child-like process of learning. I suspect because, at some point, play no longer fits into our concept of “school”.
However, as adults some of us are lucky enough to have a job where we are permitted, even encouraged, to learn by playing.
Just one more reason why I love working with educational technology.