Students as Creators of Content

case_study_simon2In 2006, Time Magazine chose “You” as its person of the year.Time_youcover01 This was in recognition of the vast number of people who were creating and sharing their own content via YouTube, Wikipedia, individual websites, print on demand publishing, eBooks, etc. The number of valuable tools and their ease of use, efficiency, and cost continues to improve. Attached is an article from the University of British Columbia that emphasizes the dramatic impact that empowering students as creators of content can have on their learning, especially in critical areas of the curriculum. Creating content moves the student beyond a passive consumer to the role of educator. If you have a moment take a look at the article and the accompanying video. 

From Consumer to Creator: Students as Producers of Content

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