Well, despite some technical issues (Skype video not working behind the NYU firewall (go figure) and just a complete drop of my Internet connection about half way through) here are the 2-part archives of my (or should I say “our”) interview of Clay Shirky along with the at times compelling chat conversation from UStream. (Apologies to those whose questions I didn’t get to; learning…) I’ll compress my thoughts into a later post, but on par, I found the interview itself and the process of doing it pretty interesting. I hope to have some more of these lined up in the coming weeks.
Would love to hear your feedback. Enjoy!
UPDATE: Here is a liveblog of the session from Christy Tucker.
LATER UPDATE: Here are MP4 versions of Part 1 and Part 2. Looks like these links break from time to time; keep trying. And no idea how long UStream will leave them up…
Eric Grant says
Great interview, and Clay raises so many issues that KnowledgeWorks has identified in the Map of Future Forces Affecting Education.
I particularly appreciated his take on the role that schools must play – transforming from local delivery agents to facilitators of community. And his personal views on what he wants from education for his own kids seem right on target.
Thank you for posting the ustream. Despite the glitch it was very informative w/ good sound quality. You asked great questions, very thought provoking and practical.
The idea of collaboration was the theme throughout, particularly in education…collaborative learning. What a novel idea! Isn’t that how we learned from the time we began to walk?
One of the obstacles minorities in Hawai’i face is the noncompetitive nature of these ethnicities (though I do not mean to generalize). Collaboration works best for our local students. And as such, I’m sure they will embrace collaborative learning much more quickly than their teachers will.
John Peters says
What a great interview, wonderful job and thanks for bringing it to us. I have heard a lot about Clay Shirky’s book, especially when I attend NECC 2008, but have yet to pick up a copy and read it. I am just sorry I missed the interview live, it would have been fun to watch the chat as well when the interview was unfolding.
Once again. thanks.
Jenny Luca says
Thanks for doing this Will. It was worth staying up until 1.00 am to listen in and participate in the chat. I’m finding the book really interesting. I like the way he maps out the transition to adoption of new ways of doing things. The introduction of the Gutenberg press and the continuing status of scribes for another 50 yrs gives us much to think about in terms of the adoption point of new technologies today.