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

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

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Meet Today's Active Learner Meet Today's Active Learner Presentation Transcript

  • 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