Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Videos to Watch

Ok it is Friday, so what better to do than watch some videos. Actually, these videos are very much worth watching if you are interested in some perspectives on technology and learning. They were produced by Micahel Wesch, an assistant professor of anthropology at KSU a few months back. There is still one more to come out in the series, which should be available later this fall. The third one - A Vision of Today's Students - is particularly interesting, but I think the whole set provide a powerful message about technology and learning and society.

Michael will be a speaker for us at CAMEX this year and the LSG will be recommending to their members that they all attend his session. Michael is a junior prof at Kansas State, is about 29 years old, and if you see him present you will get a taste of what some of the next generation of faculty will be like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g The Machine is Us/ing Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM Information R/evolution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o A Vision of Students Today

Also, check out the following video too. It is a documentary produced by some of Michael's students and is very interesting as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ1jFaXgTnw&NR=1 Academia 2.0

Grab some popcorn, a colleague, and enjoy the shows!


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