According to Richardson, there are six unlearning/relearning ideas for educators to support. These include: Share everything, discover rather than delivering the curriculum, talking to strangers, mastering learning, working for real audiences, and transferring the power (Richardson 2012). Of these, educators should commit to teaching students how to be learners and how to apply the information being “out-boarded” from Google memory. Perhaps, nothing motivates this better than real work for real audiences, especially with how “public and shared” information has become. In terms of challenges this world of abundance affords, not all online interactions are safe and some are dangerous, misleading, or lack knowledge. Finding the right “strangers” to connect and collaborate with online, avoiding the wrong ones, and knowing how to decipher the abundance of information is something that needs to be “learned”.
Thompson, C. (2007, September 25). From Your Outboard Brain Knows All. Retrieved September 9, 2014, from http://archive.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-10/st_thompson.
Richardson, W. (2012). From Why School? Retrieved September 6, 2014.