This video certainly presents an interesting thought – what is even more interesting are the comments. People thinking that the students are whining, that the profs are too lazy and that nothing works or will ever change.
I think the place that we have to make the change is to allow students to have fewer external responsibilities when they come to
study – in the 1840s when the black board was the great invention, the demands on a university student were likely focused on class, not life as they are now. This is something that we all try to use technology to mitigate, but in the end, the majority of students likely don’t put the same priority on class that they do (because of needs) as there is on other parts of life.
It would be interesting to see what this idea of changing the class is like in countries that fund post secondary education.
Check out their blog to see the continuing conversation.