virtual learning

Digital Kids

A line of screens, originally uploaded by phitar.

ICT and Digital Technologies present students with a toolbox. They use these tools to construct artefacts from a range of sources and inputs. The end product – a frozen point in a shifting panorama of possibilities – asserts their identity. These post-modern magpies use skills and concepts to combine source materials that meet the needs imposed by their teachers and tutors. The surface gloss confuses and dazzles: what is original? Where are the sources? Which (if any) is attributed?

And can their teachers do it anyway?

A Vision of Students Today

by Michael Wesch