November 27, 2005

Finding Needles in Haystacks | connect.educause.edu

Finding Needles in Haystacks | connect.educause.edu
I think we ask a lot of our students in terms of computer skills and tacit knowledge. I've previously blogged about some of the reasons why I don't like the term "Net Generation": my main gripe is a lack of awareness of the ways in which e-learning can actively promote social exclusion and aspiration raising among the "cognitively excluded". (For more, see Joe Cullen's essential paper, "The Learning Underworld: How Technology Supports Bad Education" -- Joe hails from the Tavistock Institute in London and he wields some impressive data to back up his claims).

Cullen's article is worth reading. The link contains a summary and links to his Powerpoint slides and the actual paper.

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