What do they do?
|What do they do?
Its fascinating how there is a generational difference in the way the Internet is used. Older people predominantly see it as an electronic version of the old technologies a place you go to when you wish to perform a particular task.
Young people on the other hand, see it as a ubiquitous connecting technology that simply enables them to be in constant touch with an entire network of people.
In this context you can see why education is still stuck in the old delivery model where a body of knowledge has to be learned and tested. Young people see themselves as learning by collaborating and creating and are increasingly disengaging with education.
See this video for a taste of how students perceive education today: http://tinyurl.com/cte5zkAnd this one for an overview of education in Second Life: http://tinyurl.com/c7ynw6