Friday, May 08, 2015

The Future of Higher Education - What Students Have to Say

Students at the University of New South Wales in Australia are interviewed to get their thoughts on what they think are the "future directions" for higher education. Technology is seen as playing a keen part in this with students seeking an increased role for video, recorded lectures, and more computers to help them in their learning. It's interesting to hear students in the video, who I'm guessing are in their late teens/early twenties and who grew up in the digital age, talk about what they would like to see in higher education. There seems to be some resistance to the traditional lecture, with many students seeing opportunities for more interactivity in class and more use of downloadable material supported with short YouTube videos. We should listen!

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