Meet Today’sActive Learner
Do you recognize me?
Very soon, I will be your student.
But I will not always sit in your classroom.
I will not take out a pencil.
Or open a textbook.
You grew up with books.
I read from a laptop.
An iPad.
A smartphone.
I use a keyboard more than a pen.
I’m a “digital native.” An active learner.
Why carry just a textbookwhen my iPad connects me to the world?
I want to know things all the time.          And right away.
Maybe the best price for cool shoes.
Or where to hike the Himalayas.
To learn, I look online.
Because the classroom isn’t enough for me.
Not when I can see faces, hear voices,
and chat with peopleon the other side of the world.
I want to learn about Chinese history
from someone in Beijing.
My school has to keep up with me.
Not the other way around.
I have more and more choices.
When you were my age,no one had heard of a charter school.
No one could imagine a virtual school.
But it’s projected that by 2019,half of all high school courses will take place online.
I use
mobile devices to connect
with friends, classmates, and teachers. And when    I’m more connected, I’m more interested.
I don’t buy music at a store.    Or movies, or books.
I get them instantly, online.
And when they excite me,
I share with friends.
That’s how I want my education to be.
I need a degree.
Even more than my parents.
I know it and so do my friends.
But will I be prepared?
Public grade schools areunder huge budget pressures.
And traditional college is increasingly unaffordable.            I don’t want crushing debt.
If I can Google the best choice for cool shoes,rest assured I’ll find the best choice of education.
Like two-year institutions.And online courses. Where students like me    have grown to be 6 million strong.
And when I’m older, I want to keep learning.
Do you recognize me?
Very soon I will be changing the world.            But I need you.
If you’re ready to help me,
I’ll find you.
But it’s your challenge to keep up with me.
I’m a “digital native.” An active learner.
Listen to me.
Help me.
Together we can create the future.
To hear more,     Visit theBlackboard Blog   blog.blackboard.com
Meet Today's Active Learner
Meet Today's Active Learner
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Meet Today's Active Learner

11,389

Published on

A collaborative project by Blackboard and JESS3. To read more about the Active Learner visit: http://bit.ly/MZbYpD

To watch the video: http://youtu.be/jxQYJJ1lFE4

Published in: Education
0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
11,389
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
23
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
56
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Transcript of "Meet Today's Active Learner"

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

×