A Vision of Students Today

This video was created by me and the 200 students enrolled in ANTH 200: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, Spring 2007. It began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how students learn, what they need to learn for their future, and how our current educational system fits in. We created a Google Document to facilitate the brainstorming exercise, which began with the following instructions:

… the basic idea is to create a 3 minute video highlighting the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. We already know some things from previous research (and if you know of any interesting statistics, please list them along with the source). Others we will need to find out by doing a class survey. Please add whatever you want to know or present.

Over the course of the next week, 367 edits were made to the document. Students wrote the script, and made suggestions for survey questions to ask the entire class. The survey was administered the following week.

I then took all of the information from the survey and the Google Document and organized it into the final script portrayed in the video which was all filmed in one 75 minute class period.

The introduction was filmed by myself a month later. It is inspired by Marshall McLuhan’s ideas as they apply to education, especially as they have been used by Neil Postman and Charles Weingartner in Teaching as a Subversive Activity.

How we gathered the numbers:

133 out of 200 students responded to the survey which yielded the results. Further explanation of the data is posted below:

My average class size is 115.
Survey: What is your average class size? Average: 115.0602

18% of my teachers know my name.
Survey: What percentage of teachers you have had in college would be able to recognize you and call you by name? Average: 18.2

I complete 49% of the readings assigned to me.
Survey: Not including this class, what percentage of assigned readings do you complete? Average: 48.73

Only 26% … relative to my life
Survey: Not including this class, what percentage of assigned readings do you find relevant to your life? Average: 25.95

I will read 8 books this year.
Survey: How many books have you read this year? Average 8.03 (ranging from 0-200)
We discovered later that there was some disagreement about whether this question referred to a semester, the past year, or the year starting as of January 1st (this survey took place in April – roughly equal to one semester). To make the ratio to web page and Facebook reading more accurate we assumed this statistic to relate to one semester rather than one calendar year.

2300 web pages
Survey: On average, how many web pages do you read each day? Average 21.51
(We then multiplied this by 105 - roughly the number of days in a semester - and rounded to 2300.)

and 1281 facebook profiles
Survey: On average, how many Facebook profiles do you view each day? Average 12.2 (multiplied by 105 = 1281)

“I will write 42 pages for class this semester.”
Survey: On average, how many pages do you write for your classes each semester?
Average: 41.96

“And over 500 pages of email”
Survey: On average, how many pages of e-mails will you write in a single day?
Average: 4.96 (*105 days/semester = over 500)

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    It is true that students receive much information that does not matter … which have longer days than actually exist and that … the system is getting senile. But which way should follow the teaching? Admittedly, the news is quickly absorbed by the students, college students believed to be the new owners of truth “for what to read / study everything if only 26% will be important for future life?” On the other hand these young people believe (hopefully) be able to bring improvements to the world. But how? We will have to destroy or deconstruct our education system? Web 2.0 has facilitated / promote the establishment of groups to know, no need to continue to be totally self-taught to learn, we just have to find some more with the same interests us and we can create a network and exchanges with her new knowledge.

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  45. October 20, 2007

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    [...] Trouvé chez Bertrand, et fait par les étudiant du Kensas et le blog est plutôt intéréssant, notament sur YouTube ! [...]

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  50. October 21, 2007

    [...] Ο ίδιος προφέσσορ του Kansas State University ετοίμασε μαζί με μαθητές του ένα νέο βίντεο το οποίο δείχνει την απόσταση μεταξύ της σύγχρονης ζωής των σπουδαστών/φοιτητών του από τις κλασσικές, παλιομοδίτικες προσεγγίσεις στην παιδαγωγική και στη διδασκαλία. Το υλικό ετοιμάστηκε από 133 σπουδαστές μαζί και έτσι αποτέλεσε μία μορφή αυτο-έρευνας(!). Ερεύνησαν τους εαυτούς τους, γράφοντας όλοι μαζί για τους ίδιους και τις συνήθειές τους στη ζωή και στη μάθηση. Σας παραθέτω το νέο του βίντεο “A vision of students today”. [...]

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    [...] Michael Wesch, author of ‘the machine is using us’ has done it again. This video, though American, has much in common with our students in the UK, and bears a stark image of how we need to be able to face the future and respond. Food (second, third and fourth helpings) for thought. 367 students helped create this image. [...]

  53. October 22, 2007

    Student sein, was ist das eigentlich heute?…

    Die Zeiten ändern sich. Manchmal habe auch ich hier in der Uni Magdeburg(funktionierender Link) das Gefühl, das wir die Methoden aus dem vorletzten Jahrhundert noch immer als Lernstandard propagiert und verordnet bekommen – uns aber im Hier u…

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    [...] [Link…] [...]

  58. October 23, 2007

    [...] Has going to school changed? Kansas State University Professor Michael Wesch and the students in his Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class created an interesting video profiling a vision of students today. The following answers were compiled from the answers of 133 students out of the 200 who responded to the survey questions. [...]

  59. October 23, 2007

    [...] Não é nada de que não desconfiássemos… 23 10 2007 … mas vale a pena ver a perspectiva deles: [...]

  60. October 24, 2007

    [...] UGA Connect sparked me thinking deeper about the shifting learning environment that information rich digital natives are growing up immersed in. This video, again from Professor Michael Wesch from Kansas State University and via Mitch Joel, condensed my thoughts and put them on a screen: [...]

  61. October 24, 2007

    [...] leur blog est :là [...]

  62. October 24, 2007

    [...] Ecco il post degli autori del video, ed i successivi numerosi commenti! [...]

  63. October 24, 2007

    [...] In what is turning out to be a regular feature here, Professor Michael Wesch of Kansas State University, Digital Ethnography, and the guy behind the two amazing online videos, The Machine is Us/ing Us, and more recently Information R/evolution (of which both were featured here on the Six Pixels of Separation Blog), has done it again. [...]

  64. October 24, 2007

    [...] El segundo, igualmente interesante, tiene una orientación similar, pero ubicada en el contexto de un curso de Etnografía Cultural en Kansas State University. [...]

  65. October 24, 2007

    A Vision of Students Today…

    Une vidéo étonnante dénichée chez TiBlond qui nous vient tout droit de l’Université de Kansas State, aux Etats-Unis
    Le professeur Wesch a décidé de réaliser une vidéo de 3 minutes mettant en évidence les caractéristiques des étudia…

  66. October 25, 2007

    [...] Check out their blog to see the continuing conversation. Tags: Learning, Teaching, Video, Web 2.0 [...]

  67. October 26, 2007

    [...] The above video was created by Professor Michael Wesch and 200 students enrolled in ANTH 200: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, Spring 2007. It began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how students learn, what they need to learn for their future, and how the current educational system fits in. [...]

  68. October 26, 2007

    [...] A Vision of Students Today is a video created by Professor Michael Wesch and the 200 students enrolled in ANTH 200: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, Spring 2007. It began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how students learn, what they need to learn for their future, and how our current educational system fits in. [...]

  69. October 27, 2007

    [...] Here’s a video that recently did the rounds with the edubloggers. (I can’t access it in China at the moment - transcript is here.) It was produced by Michael Wesch, assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology as Kansas State University.   [...]

  70. October 27, 2007

    [...] Muito poderoso este video realizado na cadeira de Introduction to Cultural Anthropology na Kansas State University e visto aqui.Quando olho para esta página, sinto que ainda estamos longe desta consciência e que os nossos problemas, além dos que foram muito bem exemplificados no video são muito mais graves e debilitantes. [...]

  71. October 28, 2007

    Jump in before all the water is gone…

    It is amazing when the comment section of a blog post is longer than the post. The barrier to post is high enough that most people don’t. The comments I refer to are the ones that equal in quality and value of the original, twitter sized posts need n…

  72. October 28, 2007

    [...] Original post by Prof Wesch [...]

  73. October 29, 2007

    [...] A Vision of Students Today is a video created by Professor Michael Wesch and the 200 students enrolled in ANTH 200: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University, Spring 2007. It began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how students learn, what they need to learn for their future, and how our current educational system fits in. [...]

  74. October 31, 2007

    [...] A Vision Of Students Today @ Digital Ethnography [...]

  75. November 1, 2007

    [...] Michael Wesch a voulu réalisé une étude sur les façons d’apprentissage de ses étudiants, l’emploi des nouvelles technologies, ce qu’ils désirait apprendre. Il a donc ouvert un google doc et ce dernier a été modifié 367 fois par plus de 200 étudiants! Cette vidéo résume ce document. Pour en savoir plus, rendez sur le blog. [...]

  76. November 2, 2007

    [...] Have you been in schools lately? A moment of silence? C’mon! This is the reality for too many of our students throughout much of the school day. [...]

  77. November 4, 2007

    [...] Of special interest is the blog that Wesch is running, that I was, until today, unaware of.  It’s called Digital Ethnography and there is a single blog entry that includes the transcript from the video and also background information.  An excellent watch and another likely intro to more professional development institutes.  [...]

  78. November 4, 2007

    [...] Michael Wesch’s A Vision of Students Today video (I placed in a post last month so I’m keeping it out of this one) is making waves in the blogosphere — a battle cry for instructional technology though I’m not sure that was Mr. Wesch’s intention. While an amazing video that I find resonates with me on many levels,  some questions continue to float around in my mind about the technology mentioned and what it means to education: [...]

  79. November 5, 2007

    [...] A Vision of Students Today [...]

  80. November 8, 2007

    [...] Even Gary Stager’s recent criticism of Michael Wesch’s Vision of Today video made me think that partly there’s a misunderstanding of what learning looks like. Gary writes: A concerned competent educator might ask, “What should I do to make learning relevant without making it dopey or trivial?” This video offers no such guidance. [...]

  81. November 9, 2007

    [...] Scouta made a great recommendation the other day: A Vision of Students Today, that continues the series over highly thought provoking discussions about where technology is taking society. This time it looks at today’s students. [...]

  82. November 9, 2007

    [...] filmpje november 09th 2007 Geplaatst in Filmpje [...]

  83. November 10, 2007

    [...] Scouta made a great recommendation the other day: A Vision of Students Today, that continues a series of highly thought provoking discussions about where technology is taking society. This time it looks at today’s students. [...]

  84. November 10, 2007

    [...] Gary Stager, in a few recent posts, has been stirring the pot by confronting some popular “Web 2.0″ ideas, like the digital immigrants/digital natives divide, the concept of the flat world, and the latest Michael Wesch video. Ultimately, Stager is serving as the voice of caution, warning pro-tech educators not to become enamored with the tech or sloppy with the thinking, and I appreciate any voice that makes me stop, think, and reconsider. [...]

  85. November 10, 2007

    [...] Jim Henderson’s post, to which I referred in my preceding post, showcased the, by now, widely distributed video produced by Michael Wesch and 200 of his students at Kansas State University earlier this year. Reading through the 129 (largely positive) comments (to date) that have been made in response to Michael’s description and explanation of the video in Kansas State’s Digital Ethnography blog, I particularly enjoyed reading this wonderfully acerbic and bad-tempered comment (# 107) from “S.N.”. [...]

  86. November 11, 2007

    [...] Setting the Tone • Medieval Help Desk: Introducing the book • TEDTAlks: Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity • Mediasnackers Podcast #88: interview with Ken Robinson • Digital Students @ Analog Schools • Digital Ethnography: A Vision of Students Today • Lucy Gray’s Infinite Thinking Machine post: What’s Your Mindset • DistrictAdministration article: The New Literacies • Using Social Technologies to Redefine Schooling by Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli • “The Classics” by Marc Prensky – two articles Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants ~ A New Way To Look At Ourselves and Our Kids Do They REALLY Think Differently? ~ Neuroscience Says Yes [...]

  87. November 11, 2007

    [...] Nov 11th, 2007 by jodoc Bij Digitale Etnography een filmpje dat overduidelijk het contrast illustreert tussen de huidige, vaak nog 19e eeuwse leeromgevingen en onderwijsmethoden en de toekomstige generatie studenten (de netgeneratie). Met name de verschillen tussen het gebruik van boeken en het Internet komen glashelder in beeld. [...]

  88. November 13, 2007

    [...] Publicado por Teresa Afonso em Novembro 13th, 2007 Este vídeo foi realizado no âmbito da cadeira de Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, na Kansas State University, por Michael Wesch. Vale a pena ver e guardar… [...]

  89. November 16, 2007

    [...] The video was written and produced collaboratively by students as part of a class project and shared online using a Creative Commons license both on the class blog and YouTube. The video has been making its way around the web amassing over 800,000 YouTube views and 5,000 comments since it was posted just over a month ago. [...]

  90. November 17, 2007

    [...] More excellent work from Michael Wesch, Asst Professor of Cultural Anthroplogy at Kansas State University. Created in collaboration with the 200 students enrolled in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at KSU, “it began as a brainstorming exercise, thinking about how students learn, what they need to learn for their future, and how our current educational system fits in.” [...]

  91. November 23, 2007

    [...] I wanted to share with the students many of the ideas that have come out of this class, but also putting it into a context, both of the history of education, universities developing as institutions, and the role they currently play, and the problems/challenges they are facing in both the developed world (Canada) and the developing world. We started by discussing the history of a university, and its “essence” – what is a university, and what is its purpose. How is it organized? I was trying to make them realize that the current way of organizing higher education is not by far the only possible way. I also showed them Michael Wesch’s video A Vision of Students Today (and I quite enjoyed the “inverted list” that Antonio Fini linked to, might have to show that to my students). [...]

  92. November 27, 2007

    [...] I recently caught up with discussions surrounding Gary Stager’s critique of Michael Wesch’s video, “A Vision of Students Today.” Gary posted his thoughts to his blogger site in the post “Are We Impressed Because College Students Can Use Google Docs?” and to the DA Pulse blog in the post “Hey Mom! Look What I Made in College!” Of all the replies to these entries as well as related posts, I found the following paragraph in Michael’s response “Clarifications on ‘A Vision’” to be most thought provoking: But while teaching has not changed, learning has. Students are learning to read, navigate, and create within a digital information environment that we scarcely address in the classroom. The great myth is that these “digital natives” know more about this new information environment than we do. But here’s the reality: they may be experts in entertaining themselves online, but they know almost nothing about educating themselves online. They may be learning about this digital information environment despite us, but they are not reaching the levels of understanding that are necessary as this digital information environment becomes increasingly pervasive in all of our lives. All of the classic skills we learned in relation to a print-based information universe are important, and must now be augmented by a critical understanding of the workings of digital information. [...]

  93. December 6, 2007

    [...] Vai al sito del professore Wesch per saperne di più. [...]

  94. December 6, 2007

    [...] For more on Professor Wesch’s Ethnography class and this project, visit Mediated Cultures. There is a detailed explanation of how the data was collected. [...]

  95. December 8, 2007

    [...] post info por Toro cero Categorías: educación A vision of students today es un breve video (4′45″) que resume algunos rasgos fundamentales de los estudiantes de hoy: cómo aprenden, qué necesitan aprender, cuáles son sus objetivos, esperanzas y sueÅ„os, cómo serán sus vidas, en qué nuevos entornos les corresponde vivir. [...]

  96. December 12, 2007

    [...] [...]

  97. December 14, 2007

    [...] The video was produced as a class project for a cultural anthropology class Kansas State University. The original post introducing the video is worth a read, as well as a follow-up post, both written by the professor of the class. [...]

  98. December 23, 2007

    [...] r. hatte in http://www.loveitorchangeit.com schon berichtet: Der Kulturanthropologe und Digital-Ethnograph Michael Wesch hat ein neues Video über Lebenssituationen, Selbstverständnisse und Perspektiven von Studierenden produziert, das ein paar Denkanregungen bzgl. Digital-Natives-Debatten, insbesondere aber auch für das Themenfeld CommunityBuilding im Projekt ePUSH beinhaltet: summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime.” [...]

  99. January 4, 2008

    [...] Digital Ethnography Тия хора от Digital Ethnography наистина успяват да представят променящия се свят много добре. Новото им видео A Vision of Students Today представя изоставането на образователната система (в САЩ и не само) от промяната на студентите и обществото. [...]

  100. January 24, 2008

    [...] Zou ik eigenlijk ook wel eens met mijn studenten willen doen. Meer uitleg is terug te vinden in deze post van de auteur (met dank aan Corneel voor de [...]

  101. January 30, 2008

    [...] is for adaptive change. A survey of 200 university students noted that “When I graduate I will probably have a job that does [...]

  102. February 4, 2008

    [...] Posted on February 4, 2008 by Tiara An extremely thought-provoking video from the Digital Ethnography class at Kansas State University – does the current education system really work with the reality of student life? Or is it stuck in [...]

  103. February 5, 2008

    [...] watched the same video “A Vision of Students Today” that Alec Couros had us watch the first week of classes for EC&I 831. Once again the [...]

  104. February 9, 2008

    [...] we wpisie “A Vision of Students Today” (po [...]

  105. February 17, 2008

    [...] Mais informações. [...]

  106. February 18, 2008

    [...] I was reintroduced to Wesch through another video which was making the rounds on the Internet. “A Vision of Students Today” was video made by Wesch with his introductory anthropology seminar, engaging the participation of [...]

  107. February 22, 2008

    [...] should be pushing back. Students want it fast. We know that they multitask. We know that they read far more blog posts and Facebook pages than they do books. They want little chunks served up [...]

  108. February 26, 2008

    [...] Details [...]

  109. February 26, 2008

    [...] 26, 2008 · No Comments I saw this video today and it made me want to gag. Poor poor Generation Y has to work hard in college, do things they [...]

  110. March 1, 2008

    [...] video about today’s college student from Prof. Wesch and students at the University of Kansas is worth repeating, and if you’ve [...]

  111. March 5, 2008

    [...] to Cultural Anthropology in the Spring of 2007 has been burning up YouTube and the blogosphere. A Vision of Students Today highlights the issues of how contemporary students learn, what their needs are for learning in the [...]

  112. March 12, 2008

    [...] are wondering why your teaching methods aren’t having the desired results, this video from Mediated Cultures might is something to think [...]

  113. March 19, 2008

    [...] czy? to nie ciekawe dowiedzie? si?, ?e tylko 18% nauczycieli zna imiona swoich uczniów? I ?e przeci?tny student czyta co prawda [...]

  114. March 26, 2008

    [...] 26, 2008 por Fabricio Teixeira O vídeo abaixo foi produzido por um grupo de 200 estudantes da Kansas State University e traz uma reflexão sobre como os estudantes de hoje aprendem e se o que eles aprendem é [...]

  115. March 31, 2008

    [...] vision of students today 31 03 2008 O vídeo abaixo foi produzido por um grupo de 200 estudantes da Kansas State University e traz uma reflexão sobre como os estudantes de hoje aprendem e se o que eles aprendem é [...]

  116. April 8, 2008

    None…

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  117. April 8, 2008

    [...] Mais informações (oficiais) sobre o video. [...]

  118. April 22, 2008

    [...] visão dos estudantes – tecnologia e aprendizagem Estudantes da Kansas State University fizeram um vídeo sobre aprendizagem e tecnologia. Há dados interessantes sobre a relação entre [...]

  119. May 1, 2008

    [...] of students today Via the Charles Sturt University Library blog comes a video produced by the Digitial Ethnography group at Kansas State University.  As they describe it, the video began as a brainstorming exercise, [...]

  120. June 2, 2008

    [...] More information: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?… [...]

  121. June 13, 2008

    [...] y Web 2.0” con Carlos Correa director de UPSI quien incluyo un video con el tema: la Visión de los estudiantes de hoy, desarrollada por un profesor de la Universidad de Kansas y sus estudiantes, que les comparto en [...]

  122. June 14, 2008

    [...] Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University. Part of the Digital Ethnography [...]

  123. June 27, 2008

    [...] Digital Ethnography – Kansas University [...]

  124. July 18, 2008

    [...] A vision of students today es un vídeo preparado en la primavera de 2007 por los estudiantes de la asignatura Introduction to Cultural Anthropology de la Kansas State University [K-State], dirigidos por el profesor Michael Wesch. Englobado dentro de un proyecto denominado Digital Ethnography el vídeo pretende hacer un relación sumaria de las más importantes características de los estudiantes de hoy: cómo aprenden, qué necesitan aprender, cuáles son sus objetivos, esperanzas y sueños, cómo serán sus vidas y qué tipo de cambios experimentarán a lo largo de ellas. [...]

  125. March 14, 2009

    [...] trata de una obra creada por Michael Wesch, con la colaboración de 200 estudiantes de Antropología Cultural de la Kansas State …. La idea surgió de una tormenta de ideas en torno a cómo aprenden los estudiantes hoy en día, [...]

  126. January 30, 2011

    [...] vimos el video “A vision of students today“, hecho por el profesor  Mike Wesch.  A continuación, luego del video, expondré mis impresiones. Comments RSS feed LikeBe [...]

  127. March 25, 2011

    [...] A Vision of Students Today – video from K-State’s Digital Ethnography program [...]

  128. May 10, 2011

    [...] on so little money. By terrible school I mean the kind of school that this video talks about http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119>. Colorado State University isn’t a terrible school though. This is a great school, and as a [...]

  129. May 10, 2011

    [...] Experts of the World – Different Groups – experts on different areas of the world – build up knowledge on the Wiki,create a simulation. http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 [...]

  130. June 27, 2011

    [...] esta cita de Marshall McLuhan se abre el penúltimo vídeo (fuente) de Michael Wesch y su clase de etnografía digital en Kansas State University. ¿El problema? Que [...]

  131. June 27, 2011

    [...] For further information you can visit: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 [...]

  132. July 13, 2011

    [...] for their future, and how our current educational system fits in”, says Dr. Wesch on their Digital Ethnography site.  The video is based on responses to an in class survey of nearly 200 students conducted in spring [...]

  133. July 20, 2011

    [...] Read more [...]

  134. August 5, 2011

    [...] by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.  Check out his Digital Ethnography for more [...]

  135. August 11, 2011

    [...] today var addthis_product = 'wpp-261'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":true};Digital Ethnography » Blog Archive » A Vision of Students Today [...]

  136. August 27, 2011

    [...] More information: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 [...]

  137. September 9, 2011

    [...] Gary Stager’s recent criticism of Michael Wesch’s Vision of Today video made me think that partly there’s a misunderstanding of what learning looks like. Gary [...]

  138. September 9, 2011

    [...] watching the video by Prof. Wesch  A Vision of Students Today it reminded me consider what else is preventing accessibility to learning for students [...]

  139. September 9, 2011

    [...] Wesch, M. (2007, October 12). A Vision of Students Today. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 [...]

  140. October 11, 2011

    [...] For further information you can visit: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 [...]

  141. October 24, 2011

    [...] der Kansas State University haben sich 2007 die Frage gestellt, wer sie sind, wie sie mit digitalen Medien umgehen und kamen zu [...]

  142. November 6, 2011

    math tutoring…

    [...]Digital Ethnography » Blog Archive » A Vision of Students Today[...]…

  143. November 26, 2011

    [...] immigrants/digital natives divide, the concept of the flat world, and the latest Michael Wesch video. Ultimately, Stager is serving as the voice of caution, warning pro-tech educators not to become [...]

  144. December 5, 2011

    [...] More information: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 [...]

  145. December 15, 2011

    keep flowers fresh with asprin…

    [...]Digital Ethnography » Blog Archive » A Vision of Students Today[...]…

  146. January 5, 2012

    [...] I finish its worth drawing attention to a marvelous piece of work undertaken by the Digital Ethnography department at Kansas State University, under the supervision [...]

  147. January 6, 2012

    starting a business…

    [...]Digital Ethnography » Blog Archive » A Vision of Students Today[...]…