Yesterday, Don Tapscott, Author of Macrowikinomics joined Talk of the Nation on NPR to discuss the need to reform our higher education institutions to reflect our 21st century world and meet the needs of the new digital age.
Tapscott believes this reform can only take place if professors and institutions are willing to change the pedagogy and create more interactive, collaborative environments for students.
Professors have different teaching styles and resources, but why? It seems our higher educational system is creating silos instead of helping empower the entire industry as a whole. One way of breaking these silos, Tapscott suggests, is by having a global network for higher learning.
A fun fact about me: I’m the youngest of three girls. When I would get picked on or beat up by my ruthless older sisters, I would scream at the top of my lungs, “It’s! Not! FAAAIIRRRRR!” Now, even though I am much older and much more “mature”, this favorite phrase of mine still pops into my head every now and then.
For those of you recent college graduates, you will scream this phrase many, many, times. One of the first injustices of the real world you will encounter is when you start applying for your first big kid job.
When you’ve done 5 internships, graduated with honors, worked a part-time job, and maintained your sanity for 4 years you deserve a good paying job immediately right? Of course you do, but it takes a lot longer than you will expect.
Last week, I talked to two Social Media Club leaders, Tara and Roxanne, who are the movers and shakers for the SMC Hawaii Chapter. Both of these ladies are looking to create a SMC EDU Chapter for the local Hawaiian colleges.
School is out for the summer which usually means lots of BBQs, swimming, and late fun nights. I am a big supporter of students taking advantage of the summer break and cutting loose. Classes can be very stressful and having a break for a few months was always a chance for me to cut loose and relax.