How We Will Learn in the 21st Century is a book about change and technology. Judy Breck, author of The Wireless Age, spent some four years finding and organizing web pages spanning all disciplines. Dubbing the Internet a 'golden swamp,' she describes how the Internet has unified so many previous disparate threads of knowledge, including libraries, museums, laboratories, archives, and collections both academic and private. Breck sees the power that so much combined knowledge represents as coming with enormous responsibility, and she divides that responsibility into three areas. First, today's teacher must know how to find the necessary information. Second, he or she must know how to powerfully express it, via a web page. Last, there must be a concerted effort among educators to link academic sites together on the Internet to form a 'World's Fair' of knowledge. Only by accomplishing these things can teachers and students fully realize the wealth of knowledge of the Internet.
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About the Author
Judy Breck is the creator of edclicks.com, showcasing knowledge readily available within the Internet and increasingly serving as the common learning resource around the globe and is an advisor and contributor to the World Bank Development Gateway. In addition to her writing she is a Web site developer and designer.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 The Incredible Economy of Digital Knowledge Chapter 4 The Great Release of What is Known Chapter 5 Adjusting to the Machines Chapter 6 The Primordial Intellectual Internet Chapter 7 How the Artists Will Contribute Chapter 8 The New World's Fair of Useful Knowledge Chapter 9 How We Really Learn Part 10 Index Part 11 About the Author