Teaching Examples

Those who can, those who can’t …
December 16, 2006, 1:40 pm
Filed under: education, journalism, multimedia, teaching

Characterizing journalism educators as “the Emperor,” Andrew Venegas makes several inspired observations:

Today, the Emperor for the most part lacks general knowledge of the new paradigm, or its ability to decrease distribution scarcity. Generally, the Emperor does not blog, does not submit videos to YouTube, know Flash, scour MySpace, Digg, host wikis, indulge his curiosity for alternative methods of teaching, or tag. The Emperor has no tags!

Venegas offers a solution:

So what can the Emperor do to save face, to be the great Emperor all students once revered? For starters, he must begin using the tools of the new paradigm to become educated ABOUT them. In so doing, the Emperor must also improve upon them where his expertise and vast knowledge apply, making the interface between the user and the database as efficient as possible. Remember, the new paradigm is user-generated; the Emperor must become a user!

There’s more. If you teach or train, you ought to read it.

Tip o’ my hat to Ryan Sholin, via my del.icio.us network.

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