In the last decade the world we live in has changed at such speed that we don’t even realise we are moving. Things we take for granted nowadays, mobile phones, social networking, Wikipedia, YouTube, MySpace, Blogs, didn’t exist 10 years ago. The Internet has made information and communication available almost instantly almost everywhere, it has changed the way we relate to one another, we can share information, opinions, and ideas with people we have never met who may live next door or 2,000 kilometres away. It has changed the way we work, the way we play, the way we buy products or plan journeys.
Has it also changed the way we learn?
How has the internet changed the role of the student? or the role of the teacher?
In this video created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University, they summarize some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime.
What do you think? Do you agree with them?