Education reform: We don't need better, we need different

Today's students are immersed in the digital age, but can our educational system keep up? Best-selling author Will Richardson's comprehensive collection of posts from his acclaimed blog, http://weblogg-ed.com, outlines the educational reform we must achieve to stay ahead of the curve. The book's entries present a multifaceted vision of the 21st-century classroom and describe how a social media-changed world has created new opportunities for:

Project-based learning; Student-created media that develops critical thinking; Extending learning beyond the classroom and school hours; Cooperative and collaborative learning; Student empowerment and career readiness.

The necessary shift will not magically happen, but experts agree that it must happen now. This compilation will inspire educators and parents to engage in the technology their children already embrace, and to take an active role in transforming education to meet the challenges of the digital revolution.

The Learner as Network

The learner as network

In many ways, our connections define us as learners, especially today when we can make so many connections online. And we're not just connecting to people; we connect to content and organizations and ideas. No one dictates what connections we should make or what networks we should join. We are driven to those complex choices by our own passion to learn. However we get there, we are active participants in the process, and the process itself is shared to deepen the learning. How are you connecting? How are you adding value in the context of those connections?

30 May 2006 10:17 am

Jeff Jarvis posted one of those push-my-feeble-brain-to-the-limit posts (http://tinyurl.com/bfpo5k) last week which I think has resonance in a ...

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