Rethinking Education: A New Michael Wesch Video

Since 2007, Michael Wesch, a Kansas State University anthropologist, has released a series of viral videos interrogating the ways in which new web technologies shape human communication and interactions with information. First came The Machine is Us/ing Us, then Information R/evolution and An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube. Now he’s back with a new video called “Rethinking Education,” a montage that pulls together sound bites of thought leaders (Tim O’Reilly, Yochai Benkler, Brewster Kahle, Ray Kurzweil, etc.) describing how technology is altering the broader educational landscape…

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  • Seamus says:

    Australia is currently engaged in a process of so called education “reform”, the two key pillars of which are a new Australia wide curriculum, and a website for the production of comparative league tables. The best it seems we can do in this dynamic age is rehash the old and increase our focus upon standardization.

    The real tragedy is that the way forward has been discussed and debated for decades. The work of John Dewey appears more prescient than ever, 100 years on, in his calls for the democratisation of the class room and the need to develop students latent creative potential.

    Now is the time to loosen the chains in education, not tighten them.

  • Danny says:

    “Rethinking Education” is a great, unique video. very interesting.

  • joey vaz says:

    the way things are going,i think in the near future,,”teachers” would be obsolete,and the classrooms would have a giant screen teaching students from the intenet.This is by a good thing,its more informative and productive,,the only thing is the distinct human element that is missing,and upto a certain extent,alter the persona of our future students..

  • Frances Nonye says:

    Please will want to know and learn more on this.

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