Sunday, December 9, 2007

Do You Know About Students 2.0?




Students 2.0 Launch Teaser from Sean on Vimeo.

As stated on the Student 2.0 Site:
For decades, students have been put in classrooms, sat down at desks, and told how to learn and what to learn. For a time when students were expected to become widgets for the vast machine of industry, this model of education was highly effective. However, we are now entering a new age: an age where thinking is more important than knowing, where the thought trumps the fact. Borders are melting away; project teams collaborate across the globe and intelligence is being continually redefined. The world’s information is at our fingertips and everyone can publish their thoughts for virtually no cost.

Everywhere, we see changes: in how business operates, in how people interact and success is accomplished. That is, we see changes everywhere besides the closed bars of education. The system continues to “stay the course” upon a falling ship. Yet, the widgets within the machine are no longer content to grind away. Ideas are popping up everywhere, across the globe. Students are continually redefining their own lives and how they want to learn and interact.

Adults and teachers talk about education and students, but rarely invite students into these discussions. Fortunately, this blog plans to change that by offering an authentic student voice upon education. This is not a gimmick, there's no puppet master: we're intent upon confronting the issues of modern education, never backing down from a challenge. Students 2.0 is a challenge for leaders and teachers alike: are you willing to listen to students?
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Add this link to your del.icio.us account and then help spread the word to educators around the globe. Stay CONNECTED.

2 comments:

Kevin Walter said...

Christine:
Thank you for your support of Students 2.0. We could not have pulled off such a successful, high-profile launch without the efforts and posts of bloggers such as yourselves. We hope you enjoy our new blog!

Kevin Walter
Students 2.0 Author

suzyq said...

This sounds interesting! What are students saying, thinking, or even feeling about learning?