Online Learning Update

April 4, 2010

Online Learning: Universities Use Social Media to Connect

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:20 pm
by ALICE PFEIFFER, New York Times
More important, said Michael Wesch, assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, learning online promotes digital literacy. “As we increasingly move toward an environment of instant and infinite information, it becomes less important for students to know, memorize, or recall information,” Mr. Wesch said. “They need to move from being simply knowledgeable, to being knowledge able; to examine, question, and even recreate the increasingly digital structures that shape our world.”
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