ReCaptcha Predictions for 2012

By | December 23, 2011

I’m not going to shake the magic 8 ball or come up with a list of really insightful surprise predictions for 2012. Instead I’m attempting @cogdog’s new #ds106 assignment to illustrate something meaningful out of random words.

ReCaptcha Predictions!

This is the equivalent of reading the random tea leaves at the bottom of your cup. What Black Swans does ReCapcha say Education has in store for the next year?

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by giulia.forsythe

In 2012,

THE Shumpt is the teacher in a slump, living in his walled classroom, relying on tech support to make things happen. The Shumpt will suddenly be carried by his educational technology support team to the edge of the wall to see over the other side.

Here he will encounter Sir PartsBo and become acquainted with the deconstruction of digital fluency. Immediately The Shumpt will come out of his slump and will be reanimated as if a layer of stone has been removed and his professional life will transcend beyond purposeful but might even include- FUN.

Merely considering what exists on the other side of the wall will be known as the Wallar Proposition.

It will not always be simple, of course, because the apocalyptic veffig will try to attenuate the use of toolitas outside the wall. New legislation will be drafted and redrafted, remixed and repurposed to the point of ridiculousness. For example, the Family Educational Rights Stop Online Piracy (fersop) bill will be the source of much consternation to the liberated educator.

Of course, it is difficult to know how this will turn out. The only thing to do would be to analyze more ReCapchas. I recommend submitting assignment ideas to DS106, as there will be a ReCaptcha at the end of each form submission.

This will serve the dual purpose of working on Assignment 305 and contributing to the reanimation of your creative self.

2 thoughts on “ReCaptcha Predictions for 2012

  1. Alan Levine

    Brilliant expansion of the assignment into a full fledged story and connecting to Dave Cormier’s swans.

    I do think the “Shumpt” may be related to the sloppy Yiddish Prof Schlump

  2. Michael Branson Smith

    Every Ed Tech shop needs a Sir PartsBo on staff to help faculty find the fun in technology for teaching and learning. I here he’s really, really good at making animated GIFs!

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