Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Guardian University Challenge

I meant to post this a while ago, and was reminded to while reading a page at JISC. The Guardian in January published a supplement on challenges facing universities.

There are some really interesting articles on:
  • the rise of the cyberstudent - how students use web2.0 tools to help with their learning, and in doing so change the learning paradigm we are used to, or indeed are expecting them to abide with.
  • a review of the latest ICT tools - and how these might be used in teaching, and how there may be a rise in plagiarism (as if googling the answer to an assignment wasn't enough)
  • open content - discussion of a pilot project to make educational content more open (let's face it MIT have being doing for ages, and they don't seem to worry about letting the world see their learning material)
Well worth a read.

No comments: