Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Don Tapscott and learning from our kids

Ethan Zuckerman writes in his blog on a presentation from Don Tapscott re: learning from our kids.
"A student, Joe O’Shea, reacted to this presentation, saying that it resonated, and confessing, “I don’t read books.” He explained, “I think I know what’s in books, but I get my information from the web, and I’ve got really good BS detectors. If I need to read in a book, I have Google Books.” Using that site, he approaches books like a website. The dean of the film school reacted, saying, “I don’t know if that’s really exciting or the end of modern society.”"
Really interesting for teachers to try to understand our new students!