Tuesday, 12 May 2009

The "Google Generation" of Today

The Guardian posted an interesting article on their website today about the use of virtual technologies within Universities.

The article stated that 75% of students are subscribed to a least one social network and spend at least four hours a day online. As technology is evolving rapidly and students are becoming more web savvy - will universities struggle to keep up?

With an increase in blogging, social networking and the phenomenon of new micro blogging site twitter, people are becoming better connected. This peer to peer exchange encourages a dialogue between people, allowing them to form communities to share knowledge, skills and expertise.

"Students aren't just passive consumers of content. They need to be able to evaluate it and should be creating it themselves," Brian Kelly, University of Bath

The article makes some interesting points and presents some example's of digital media being used within universities in the UK.  There is also a link to a report on higher education by Sir David Melville. 

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