Schools Cater to Tech-Enamored Students

New teaching, learning styles may spell an end to lectures
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2007 6:33 PM CDT
   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – An increasing number of colleges and universities are using new Web applications to engage a generation of students eager to collaborate—and strut their stuff—on the Internet. Blogs, wikis, and other collaborative tools are being used as more than just empty Web 2.0 buzzwords, CNET reports; they allow students to work and learn more efficiently and even help recruiting.

Dartmouth med school students use wikis to discuss case studies, and some Texas A&M professors create videos illustrating solutions for tricky math problems. Some say the gradual shift may herald the next step in higher education: "The days of the large university with a 300-person lecture hall are over," says one professor. (Read more web stories.)