Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Vision of Students Today

Something I read on Robert Scoble's blog last weekend reminded me of this video posted on YouTube more than a year ago by Professor Michael Wesch. The video has now been viewed nearly four million times on YouTube. So chances are good that you've seen it. If you haven't seen it, take four minutes to watch it now.


From the video: "When I graduate I will have a job that doesn't exist today."
That statement applies not only to college students but to all students. What are we doing as educators to prepare students for jobs whose descriptions do not yet exist?

"This year I will read 8 books, 2300 webpages, and 1281 Facebook Profiles."
What are we doing as educators to engage students in learning through the use of current technologies?