Monday, October 15, 2007

A Vision of Students Today

I'm currently marking the email assessment I set out first year students last week. It's an intentionally low-threshold competence-based exercise designed to support students with weaker IT skills. As part of the submission, I ask students to comment on what they like and don't like about the assessment. The biggest negative is having to read through documents to find the answers to a quiz. The second biggest gripe is having to learn about the University's email system instead of using their personal email accounts, (Hotmail, etc). It's a classic web 2.0 in higher education dilemma, as portrayed in Mike Wesch's latest video:

Hat tip: Tony

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