Wes Fryer's Podcasts (3 of them) are a very worthwhile listen for my new iPod on the topic of Google and Yahoo Tools for Teachers. It is very interesting to me to listen to the actual workshop of a person teaching today and compare it to the past experiences I have had face-to-face. You can hear his directions plus the discussions and questions from the adult learners in the room. I have listened to the first one twice, once while I went outside for a walk, and the second time in front of the computer locating the Web pages, wikis, and videos he is discussing.
Wes makes the aside comment that he is often criticised for conducting a session using his natural navigational learner style. He quickly explains that "older teachers" expect sessions to be "step-by-step" as they are procedural learners. This does describe the style in which I have taught. He says that "younger teachers" are navigational learners and use the click, explore and here we go method of learning.
As I prepare two book proposals and give up the idea of teaching, I find I am deciding that I stand in-between these learning styles. How about you?