A university student future-projects the use of social networking technologies in the university classroom

This is nicely done.

Andre was one of our Terry talk speakers last November and he did a great job.

In essence, he described current practices in the classroom setting, and tried to make a case that education could be greatly enhanced when certain technologies are brought into the learning process (particularly as social networking and gadgets continue to progress).

Anyway, he describes his talk as:

I would like to talk about the potential for technology to change the way that education works, specifically at the University level. This will take off where Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk leaves off with his message that school needs to change. I will briefly talk about why we need to change then expand into what is being done at the moment to produce that change, what needs to be done and what the results will (hopefully) be. I will draw on the wisdom of a wide variety of educational technologists as well as a sprinkling of ideas from past TED talks.

Certainly worth 20 minutes of your time.

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Open textbooks! YES!
Free-online text books!
Teachers sending documents to their students at anytime electronically is AWESOME!
As a science teacher myself, I'd love to do all these things

Where is the proof that these are ways that people learn better? I'm all for it if you can prove that better learning occurs. However, stating that professor evaluations "prove that better learning has occurred" doesn't make it so.....

By Jennifer, MCE (not verified) on 12 Apr 2009 #permalink