Monday, November 2, 2009


Recent surveys show that today's students spend a whopping 20 hours per day interacting with media (video, audio, text messaging, Facebook/MySpace, instant messaging, the Internet, etc.). Even more astounding is that these 20 hours of media are compressed into only 7 hours each day--evidencing a level of multitasking that is unprecedented by previous generations. While our generation and older may question the value of our kids' immersion in this sea of digital content and further how effective their multitasking actually is, there is no question that this is how these kids work and live. Today's digital students demand digital content, as well as multiple stimuli--and empowerment--in their education. For this and subsequent generations, the traditional classroom with a content expert lecturing from the front of the room is becoming increasingly ineffective. With technology also changing faster than ever before, it is increasingly challenging for faculty to stay on top of exactly what technology, tools and resources are available to them.

This blog will showcase and share how Brookdale Community College faculty and staff from various disciplines can and are using free or inexpensive Web 2.0 Technology tools to engage today's digital students.

We look forward to your comments.

Mike Qaissaunee and Kelly Parr

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