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Rethinking the Social Media-Centric Classroom 81

Posted by timothy
from the cognitive-dissonance dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Michael Wesch has been on the lecture circuit for years touting new models of active teaching with technology. The associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University has given TED talks. Wired magazine gave him a Rave Award. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching once named him a national professor of the year. But now Mr. Wesch finds himself rethinking the fundamentals of teaching after hearing that other professors can't get his experiments with Twitter and YouTube to work in their classes. Is the lecture best after all?"
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Rethinking the Social Media-Centric Classroom

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  • by icebike (68054) * on Sunday February 12, 2012 @04:56PM (#39013295)

    That's the yardstick of credibility these days? It's a piece of shit that just makes stuff up if the truth isn't exciting enough. Check out the Raspberry Pi site for more details.

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    Post rushed reply to wrong story

  • by icebike (68054) * on Sunday February 12, 2012 @05:02PM (#39013325)

    How can that possibly be better than to have the same information imparted via a video or audio show, which they can 1. Pause, 2. Rewind, and 3. Watch at a time when they are fully ready to concentrate? Especially since they will have the ability to email, facebook, or twat questions -- and may even have questions after fully taking in the entire lecture.

    Probably at least the male students are in fact more concerned with twat questions, and have very little time in which they are fully ready to concentrate.

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