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February 9, 2010 / compassioninpolitics

Making the Case for Education 2.0 in Schools

Making the Case for Education Technology 2.0, University 2.0, and E-learning 2.0

Why should students use advanced technologies like web 2.0 tools in the classroom environment. The following three videos provide incredible insight along with the suggestions for further research at the bottom. Hopefully, this can help those who are forced to answer the question “why should we our students use social tools?” and are attempting to make the case for education 2.0 in the classroom to principles, parents, and other community and government stakeholders.

A Vision of K-12 Today

Social Media Revolution

FYI: the following video is just under 27 minutes, but great insight into the “Net-generation”

“Growing Up Digital” by Dan Tapscott

Note: the video choices were borrowed from Tony’s opening keynote at the ASTD Tech Knowledge 2010 conference which thematically focused on social tools, immersive simulation, virtual collaboration, informal learning, and gaming along with a more traditional focus on training, performance optimization and assessment, and development. Its important to point out that Tony selected only two or three short segments from the insightful Dan Tapscott interview.

See Also:

21st Century Skills
Constructivist Theory
Project based learning
Collaborative learning
Flow and Creativity literature
Motivation and Engagement literature
Self-directed learning literature
Howard Garner/Multiple Intelligences Theory
The case for digital portfolios
Henry Jenkins
John Seely Brown
Tony Wagner
Dan Pink
Wikinomics blog
Almost any TED Talk (although more generally)

Do you have any suggestions for further research?



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  1. compassioninpolitics / Feb 9 2010 9:17 am

    I just ran across this keynote presentation from ISTE, thats worth checking out:

  2. compassioninpolitics / Feb 9 2010 9:36 am

    Learning to Change–Changing to Learn makes a compelling case speaks to the models of education, including classroom vs. community, technology’s inevitability, and the value of collaboration. (you can check out their website here:

    The Shift Happens and Did You Know series is quite good. Its most recent version is 4.0 in the Fall of 2009 (although it speaks to the issue more generally and in terms of globalization):

    Edutopia has some decent coverage of technology integration as well:

    The Economist did a trend report on this issue in higher education.

    Further, the New horizon report has some interesting insight on implementation (I have a summary of some of the technology based findings here on Compassion in Politics)

    To me, I think its about the ability to use the equivalent of digital press with the force multipliers of collaboration and global reach.

    I don’t know what the price of computers vs. textbooks is–but as the price for small laptops declines–this is only going to be an easier story to tell.

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