Thursday, November 29, 2007

[TIPS] Part 2 of the Online story on NPR

Check this out: “The University of Illinois hopes its new "global campus," set to launch early 2008, will reach more than 10,000 new online students in the next few years. At the university's campus in Springfield, Ill., faculty already use blogs and wikis in their courses.”

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16709807&ft=1&f=1013 This is part two of the series I mentioned earlier. What struck me about that introduction to the feed is that it mentions the professors using blogs and wikis in their classrooms. Yet, many of the districts right around here do not permit such tools. Tools that not only should not be blocked but should be promoted.  Can they even say that they’re preparing students for college? They SURELY cannot say that they’re preparing them for life. <sigh>

 

Give part 2 a listen.

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