Steve Gilbert interviews John Sener who offers the perspectives of author and parent; of observation, theory, and immersion. Sener is the author of this thoughtful book about the influence of technology on the future of higher education AND the parent of a son who is now half-way through his freshman year of college.
Excerpts from book description:
"... digital technologies....are...redefining knowledge, redistributing access, and renegotiating authority -- while education's growing importance is changing expectations about its performance. This combination offers a spectacular opportunity to improve education....by various scenarios -- Free Market Rules, Free Learning Rules, Standards Rule, Cyberdystopia, Steady As She Goes -- whose influences would be disastrous in the extreme but can be beneficial in moderation. ...Online learning ...can also lead the way ...Strategies for re-empowering learning and teaching, such as learning-centered engagement, learner-generated content, and sensible assessment can enhance the value of the interpersonal interactions which are at the heart of learning and teaching."
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