Rethinking Education by Michael Wesch
In Rethinking Education, Michael Wesch invites us to reconceive the university using today’s technologies in the service of today’s students. Does the university system need restructuring? Is it true, as Cathy Davidson suggests, that educational institutions today, for the most part, prepare our students for the 20th century? What do we need to rethink and what can and should we keep of our current university model?
When we meet face-to-face this week we look more closely at Diigo as a teaching and learning resource and learn about Zotero, an example of a tool that helps you to organize, cite and share your research. In our online session, Jorge Castillo will show us how he is currently using Diigo with his students in his literature class. We’ll also look at Educause‘s 7 Things You Should Know About series and I’ll ask you to evaluate some examples of new models of teaching and learning and how they might reconceive or support our current university model.