Thursday, July 1, 2010

Change is coming

The explosion of social media and online content has created change before our eyes. You can, for example, "friend" someone and "unfriend" someone. You can upload video to an online application such and have the world see your world.

How will social media and online content change education? Seth Godin offers some insight about higher education.

School was the big thing for a long time. School is tests and credits and notetaking and meeting standards. Learning, on the other hand, is 'getting it'. It's the conceptual breakthrough that permits the student to understand it then move on to something else. Learning doesn't care about workbooks or long checklists. (from Seth Godin's blog)

Unrelated but necessary:
Today's summer institute included the following video as part of our prompt.