Rethinking Education

Rethinking Education

From Educause

Both K-12 and Higher Education have to rethink how they meet the needs of learners. Web 2.0 brought a new direction towards a “collective intelligence.” Wikipedia created a new way of using “crowd-sourcing” to create authoritative information. Instead of going to experts users can now construct their own knowledge. Google has expanded the universe for what we consider the world of knowledge by adding link analysis. Each user contributes to the creation of knowledge. Social bookmarking, like Delicious, was one more product that took into consideration the possibility of collaborative learning. Here’s a video that captures these developments. The video was produced as a contribution to the EDUCAUSE book, The Tower and the Cloud: Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing, edited by Richard Katz and available as an e-Book at http://www.educause.edu/thetowerandthecloud or commercially at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0967285399/ref=kinw_rke_rti_1 Produced in 2007 as a conversation starter in small groups. Released in 2011 as a conversation starter online.

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