Talking about non-linear learning with non-linear presentation tools

I asked Doug and Felix to please let me steal their Prezi presentation from the recent MAALLT-SEALLTcombined conference at Georgetown University.

If ever there were a fabulous intersection of a topic and a presentation tool, this, gentle readers is it.

From Doug:

Informal learning, regardless of age, is almost universally non-linear and multimodal. Unfortunately, the current constraints of our educational system at all levels (in diametrical opposition to our learning habits and personality traits) impose a formal learning model that emphasizes linear learning. This prezi will present a battery of tools (Prezi, Twitter, Dropbox and others) that lend themselves to non-linear applications in the language classroom, allowing for more flexible, open learning environments as we adapt our ability to use mental and pedagogical capital appropriately to foster the ability of our students to transfer target language knowledge to novel situations.



Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for almost 20 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and making stuff out of clay. To see her online portfolio please click here!

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