Should MOOCs Replace Professors? | Diane Ravitchs blog

Should MOOCs Replace Professors? | Diane Ravitchs blog.

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Digital natives and libraries: new Pew research

Dans mon étude sur les MOOCs, le transfert des états unis et pays anglophones vers l’europe puis la francophonie m’ont permis de voyager en ligne; Bryan Alexander, militant de l’ open data et de l’éducation pour tous est un pionnier du connectivisme. Je suis plus mesurée, plus française, et je ne m’offusque guère qu’on mixe xMOOC et cMOOC à l’université, pour conserver une homéostasie entre la survie de l’Université et de ses agents tout en garantissant le meilleur aux apprenants; Mais ce personnage étrange, de même que Georges Siemens, et d’autres, m’ont profondément marquée.

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Pew Internet logoDigital natives and libraries: a new Pew Internet and American Life survey offers updated information on this relationship.  The results are both useful and fascinating, as one expects from Pew.

In some exciting ways the report upends cliches about millenials, and not to the credit of their putatively wiser elders:

  • Digital natives are more likely to have read a print book than their elders (“three-quarters (75%) of younger Americans say they have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64% of adults ages 30 and older”).  That will shock some (older) folks.
  • Those 16-29-year-olds make more use of library space than do the 30-on-ups: “60% of younger patrons say they go to the library to study, sit and read, or watch or listen to media, significantly more than the 45% of older patrons who do this.”  And “[s]ome 38% of Americans ages 16-29 have…

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