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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s