Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Digital learning

The internet changes the way people learn because, well, if you've been brought up in a digital world, you have a different set of tools at your disposal than if you weren't. Teachers today are learning this lesson and applying it. 'Prof. Katherine Rowe’s blue-haired avatar was flying across a grassy landscape to a virtual three-dimensional re-creation of the Globe Theater, where some students from her introductory Shakespeare class at Bryn Mawr College had already gathered online. Their assignment was to create characters on the Web site and use them to block scenes from the gory revenge tragedy “Titus Andronicus,” to see how setting can heighten the drama.' More...

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