Posted by: emapey | July 1, 2008

Learning 2.0 and Higher Education

Higher education faces a challenge. It may not know it yet, but it does. And the challenge is this – when learners have been accustomed to very facilitative, usable, personalisable and adaptive tools both for learning and socialising, why will they accept standardised, unintuitive, clumsy and out of date tools in formal education they are paying for?
Source: e-Literate via Wired Campus – Chronicle.com

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  1. The answer is, they won’t. On the other hand, it also needs to be said that when the excitement of the new tools has subsided a little, learners will also ask a little more about intellectual content, and some of the online materials may then get more critical scrutiny. The future lies in the best of both – scholarship presented through the modern media.


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