Inside Higher Ed asks Are College Students Techno Idiots? Slashdot summarized it this way: Are college students techno idiots? Despite the inflammatory headline, Inside Higher Ed asks an interesting question. The article refers to a recent study by ETS, which analyzed results from 6,300 students who took its ICT Literacy Assessment. The findings show that […] » about 300 words
Back in August Educated Nation offered the following top ten list of web tools for college students:
- PDF Online
- Google Calendar
- Google Spreadsheets
Not to be outdone, an anonymous-but-first-person story at Nextstudent identifies their top ten:
They don’t want to engage in chat with their professors in the classroom space, they want to chat with other students in their own space.
— from Eric Gordon’s presentation this morning.
Hey, isn’t that the lesson that smart folks have been offering for a while now: “Nobody cares about you or your site. Really.” How could learning environments not be subject to the same cluetrain forces affecting the rest of the world?
As part of a larger message to faculty returning from winter break, our CIO offered this summary of how he sees advancing internet use affecting higher education: Are you familiar with blogs and podcasts? Google them, or look them up in Wikipedia. Some of you may already be using these new tools. Others may think […] » about 400 words