It’s time to innovate and collaborate

The January/February issue of the Educause Review came out. They published a good article, “Innovating the 21st-Century University: It’s Time!

This article by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams deals with collaborative learning. For example:

Collaborative Learning: Reinventing Pedagogy

The current model of pedagogy, which is at the heart of the modern university, is becoming obsolete. In the industrial model of student mass production, the teacher is the broadcaster. A broadcast is, by definition, the transmission of information from transmitter to receiver in a one-way, linear fashion. Broadcast learning may have been appropriate for a previous economy and generation, but increasingly it is failing to meet the needs for a new generation of students who are about to enter the global knowledge economy.

You may know some of their prior work. Tapscott wrote Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World, and they both wrote Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.

Thanks to Steven Bell for the notification.


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