Monday, June 20, 2005

Students as Information Explorers

In his "One Big Head" podcast for June 20, 2005 mp3, educational technology coordinator Jeff Moore suggests that, rather than give students highly structured and prepackaged content, teachers should encourage students to become explorers and judges of information in a content area.

Example: Instead of walking a web design class through a set of projects decided beforehand, have students analyze the XHTML 1.0 specification at the World Wide Web Consortium and evaluate web pages with reference to a rubric. Then have the students design their own projects.

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