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.
Learning has always been a social experience, but in online environments, it feels even more so. We can connect with others in real time with just a few mouse clicks, or collaborate on projects at all hours of the night and day, whenever we want to put in the time. But all of it is driven by our desire to learn. That's the biggest reason why these spaces are so compelling, because no matter what we love, no matter what we want to learn, there's someone out there who wants to learn it with us.
25 Jan 2005 11:48 am
My brain hurts. Sometimes there are just too many interesting, intensely profound ideas floating around out there. What did I do BB? (Before blogs ...