Guest post: In digital era, lectures and textbooks are secondary - College, Inc. - The Washington Post

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Guest bloggers argue that there’s enough information online to give anyone a Ph.D. in “any subject they choose”.

Educators can do this by creating an intelligent layer on the “Web” of information, using sources that are most useful for their course, and creating a virtual binder of materials through a wiki or other tools. Perhaps the most useful element would be annotating Web pages. By annotating Web pages, teachers could say how they agree or disagree with the argument, refer (and link) to other sources from within that annotation, and even summarize the discussion in a few lines. Students could interact with the faculty by posing questions, or making comments. This annotated, commented binder could be used by other teachers around the Web.

Dosynt anyone?

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