Thing 4: Learning in the Digital Age

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Michael Wesch’s video is an eye-opener for us educators. We sometimes end up not realising that the things we want and do are the same things that our students want and do. Sitting on a bench for hours on end had very little attraction. Writing thousands of words in essays is certainly no the best way how to spend our weekends. We are in a world were we are … have become surrounded by so much technology and gadgets that it is nigh impossible to concentrate when faced with a class set-up, of barely 10 years ago.

Is the information really up there on the boards, when we are surrounded by a myriad of technological gadgets which bombard us with terabytes of information daily? Is the information really up there on the boards, when we are surrounded by a myriad of technological gadgets which bombard us with terabytes of information daily?

One situation which impressed me in the video is a comment which makes me realise how lucky sometimes students are when they belong to tiny classes…

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