A Vision of Students Today

If you missed Michael Wesch’s “A Vision of Students Today” at yesterday’s New Faculty Orientation, here’s your recap. Wesch, a cultural anthropology professor at Kansas State University who received the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Professor of the Year award in 2008, is known for his innovative teaching techniques and classroom exercises, many using technology.

From the description on Wesch’s YouTube site, it’s: “a short video 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.”

This may or may not be shocking to you, but Wesch’s survey, his students admitted they complete only half their readings. (The “results” are included in this video via students holding up placards.)


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