As I was scanning my twitter feed I came across a tweet from Alec Couros about the future of books. His link led me to the following video and after watching I reflected on the idea that this may be the new social media based approach to reading. Do you think this concept/ device carries with it the future of reading?
Archive for September, 2010
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
(Synopsis taken from TED.com click here for site redirection)
Video from TED.com
Do you think the set up Sugata Mitra uses in his experiments would work in transforming traditional classrooms into technology rich research centers?
In states where end of grade testing determines content and subsequently the pacing of the content throughout the year, do you believe Sugata’s approach could be used to improve test scores and meet the annual yearly progress (APY) set forth by the Education bureaucracy?
Today is the start of my next class for grad school. I am taking an educational research class and am excited about furthering my learning. I guess the biggest aspect of my enthusiasm is that I feel familiar with the nature of the online course. This is a new feeling as the past several classes there has been small details I overlooked. Now armed with this new view point and knowledge I feel much more confident in my abilities to be successful in this class. Make sure to stay tuned this site as I will now be updating much more frequently as readings and assignments get my brain working.