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OCUFA report – students less prepared

Posted in studies with tags , on April 8, 2009 by kidsarealright

This week the Ontario Conferedation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) released a report stating that students are less prepared for university education than in 2005,  according to university faculty. Are the kids alright? (Thanks, Peg!)

NetGens 2.0 and Cloud Watching

Posted in articles with tags on March 27, 2009 by kidsarealright

Great article in the EDUCAUSE review of Jan./Feb. 2009, written by Malcolm Brown (The NetGens 2.0: Clouds on the Horizon). The article differentiates between NetGen 1.0 and NetGen 2.0 with NetGen 2.0’s being more at home “in the cloud”. But my favourite quote from the article is this:

“Although the NetGens 2.0 are at home in the clouds, it would be a mistake to assume that they are more likely to be all-around IT whiz kids than are their NetGen 1.0 forebears. Despite being cloud natives, many may lack the skills they need to successfully accomplish academic work at the higher education level.”

There are more great nuggets in the article – go read it!