October 20, 2007

A Vision of Students Today - Michael Wesch with 200 Student Collaborators

Michael Wesch's video produced with 200 student collaborators explores student's today, their experiences and the gap between the technology in the classroom and the technology in their lives. Marshall McLuhan pointed out this same gap 40 years ago. These words could have easily been written about many of today's classrooms.

Today's child is bewildered when he enters the 19th century environment that still characterizes the educational establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns, subjects, and schedules.
-Marshall McLuhan, 1967

sleeping students

Composite Photo from images from whateva87, sweetpea.loty30, Hari Bilalic, El Negro Magnifico via flickr (Creative Commons license)

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