According to a recent YouTube video , a student today will READ 2300 web pages and 1281 Facebook profiles this year, and 8 books .
She will WRITE 42 pages for class assignments this semester, and over 500 pages of e-mail .
Having grown up immersed in technologies such as the Internet, iPods, PDAs, and cell phones, most of today’s undergraduates are “digital natives” who enter our classrooms with different experiences , expectations and learning styles than previous generations of students.
storing, describing, and sharing bookmarks ( del.icio.us )
Shared agendas for events arrangements and meetings planning
Social Networks: Connect Users into Communities of Trust (or interests) What can you do with Pronetos ? Share a paper with colleagues Find scholars in your field Post course materials Network and collaborate Find research in your field Post an announcement to your colleagues See the message board in your discipline
Flickr sharing and organizing photos Teaching with Flickr and cell phones An art history class combined mobile devices with a Web 2.0 service to assess student learning. Beth Harris took a class to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where students took photos of art, uploaded them to Flickr , then used that site's tools to comment on their observations.
iTunes U is a free, cross-platform multimedia distribution and learning environment system wherein educational content - course audio/video lectures and supplemental course-related material - is hosted online and made available to students. In addition to course-related material, lectures and presentations, public events, sports, news broadcasts, and concerts can be delivered through iTunes U.
The Second Life Best Practices in Education International Conference
Held May 25, 2007 in venues all over the Second Life world, with presentations, vendors and exhibitors, and everything an educator needs to know to get started exploring the possibilities for teaching, learning, and research in Second Life.