in discussion Forum / Threads » "Crossing the (Digital) Line" by Julie Frechette at insidehighered.com
Thanks for sharing the article, Julie.
Most of our undergraduate students are natives of the digital culture, while we have acquired the proficiency in later stage of our life. The students are very much savvy, though not necessarily critical of their consumption of the new media, and I think it is important that we (teachers) acknowledge (and sometimes respect) that as a possible common base for teacher-student pedagogical interaction. Students do learn, not only in traditional-in-class environments (and perhaps they may not be the best environments in today's hyper, fragmented, media-/info-saturated world) but also in their everyday interaction with their fellow students, friends, media, etc. I think it's important that we foster such what might have been viewed as "alternative" learning. But we, teachers and generation of older media, should understand who our undergrad students are, where they come from, and what their concerns are. See the video below: