Emerging Tech for LearningMarch 19, 2009
Read about the new Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning in today’s Wired Campus:
“To help get colleges thinking about how they might adapt their teaching styles to the new ways students absorb and process information, Mr. Siemens and Peter Tittenberger, director of the center, have created a Web-based guide, called the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning.
Taking their own advice, they have outfitted the handbook with a wiki function that will allow readers to contribute their own additions. In the its introduction, the handbook declares the old pedagogical model—where the students draw their information primarily from textbooks, newspapers, and their professors—dead.
Students are forced to develop new ways of making sense of this flood of information fragments. But Mr. Siemens said that colleges had been slow to appreciate this fact.”