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Meet Today's Active Learner


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A collaborative project by Blackboard and JESS3. To read more about the Active Learner visit: …

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  • 1. Meet Today’sActive Learner
  • 2. Do you recognize me?
  • 3. Very soon, I will be your student.
  • 4. But I will not always sit in your classroom.
  • 5. I will not take out a pencil.
  • 6. Or open a textbook.
  • 7. You grew up with books.
  • 8. I read from a laptop.
  • 9. An iPad.
  • 10. A smartphone.
  • 11. I use a keyboard more than a pen.
  • 12. I’m a “digital native.” An active learner.
  • 13. Why carry just a textbookwhen my iPad connects me to the world?
  • 14. I want to know things all the time. And right away.
  • 15. Maybe the best price for cool shoes.
  • 16. Or where to hike the Himalayas.
  • 17. To learn, I look online.
  • 18. Because the classroom isn’t enough for me.
  • 19. Not when I can see faces, hear voices,
  • 20. and chat with peopleon the other side of the world.
  • 21. I want to learn about Chinese history
  • 22. from someone in Beijing.
  • 23. My school has to keep up with me.
  • 24. Not the other way around.
  • 25. I have more and more choices.
  • 26. When you were my age,no one had heard of a charter school.
  • 27. No one could imagine a virtual school.
  • 28. But it’s projected that by 2019,half of all high school courses will take place online.
  • 29. I use
  • 30. mobile devices to connect
  • 31. with friends, classmates, and teachers. And when I’m more connected, I’m more interested.
  • 32. I don’t buy music at a store. Or movies, or books.
  • 33. I get them instantly, online.
  • 34. And when they excite me,
  • 35. I share with friends.
  • 36. That’s how I want my education to be.
  • 37. I need a degree.
  • 38. Even more than my parents.
  • 39. I know it and so do my friends.
  • 40. But will I be prepared?
  • 41. Public grade schools areunder huge budget pressures.
  • 42. And traditional college is increasingly unaffordable. I don’t want crushing debt.
  • 43. If I can Google the best choice for cool shoes,rest assured I’ll find the best choice of education.
  • 44. Like two-year institutions.And online courses. Where students like me have grown to be 6 million strong.
  • 45. And when I’m older, I want to keep learning.
  • 46. Do you recognize me?
  • 47. Very soon I will be changing the world. But I need you.
  • 48. If you’re ready to help me,
  • 49. I’ll find you.
  • 50. But it’s your challenge to keep up with me.
  • 51. I’m a “digital native.” An active learner.
  • 52. Listen to me.
  • 53. Help me.
  • 54. Together we can create the future.
  • 55. To hear more, Visit theBlackboard Blog