Since we worked quickly through the Diffusion of Innovations lecture, and I made time for continued work in that topic in week2 (and we don’t need the extra time), I’d like to spend two weeks of Tuesday classes looking at and discussing the following programs from PBS. In lab on Thursday, we will continue to work on our WordPress sites. (There will be an additional post with materials related to Thursday’s lab, stay tuned.)
The first program we will look at is from PBS’s Frontline, called “Digital Nation.” This program raises the question of whether this generation is the ‘dumbest generation’ (based on a book of the same name) and challenges what criteria we use today (in contrast to the past, traditional definitions of…) intelligence. This program is 90 minutes, and we should be able to see the entire program in class. If you are absent or would like to re-watch this on your own, it is available here.
Next, we will look at another PBS program called “Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century,” which challenges the role technology plays in education and the impact it has. Major concepts covered here include the concept of play, gamification and non-linear learning. Watch it online here. Again, we will likely be screening this in-class, but feel free to look at it on your own, since I know you just can’t wait!
See you Tuesday.