Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What do you think is the future of education?

According to Steve Hargadon, Web 2.0 is the future of education. Yeah, I kind of looked twice, too. Really? Web 2.0? Blogs, wikis, podcasting, all that? But you know me, I'm a devoted Web 2.0 enthusiast - so of course, I read the article.

He discusses 10 compelling trends. But even more fun is that he goes on to discuss what they look like in education and what we should/could be doing. Here's a tasty morsel:

I believe that the read/write Web, or what we are calling Web 2.0, will culturally, socially, intellectually, and politically have a greater impact than the advent of the printing press. I believe that we cannot even begin to imagine the changes that are going to take place as the two-way nature of the Internet begins to flower, and that even those of us who have spent time imagining this future will be astounded by what happens. I'm going to identify ten trends in this regard that I think have particular importance for education and learning, and then discuss seven steps I think educators can take to make a difference during this time.

Have a look at the post. What do you think? Will the Read/Write Web have a greater impact than the advent of the printing press?

Just Sharin'
Lee Anne

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